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a shared racial, linguistic or national identity of a social group. See also NATIONALISM.

Ethnicity is an imprecise term which has given rise to some degree of conceptual confusion (see also ETHNIC GROUP). It is often conflated with other terms such as racial group.

Ethnicity can incorporate several forms of collective identity, including cultural, religious, national and subcultural forms. A distinction may be drawn between cultural

ethnicity and political ethnicity. The former refers to a belief in a shared language, religion or other such cultural values and practices. The latter refers to the political awareness or mobilization of a group on a (real or assumed) ethnic basis. Although ethnicity is often used in relation to a group's assumed racial identity, strictly racial attributes (see RACE) are not necessarily, or even usually, the defining feature of ethnic groups.

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For those looking to harness the New Ethnicity, the right myths and symbols, once funded and introduced to the public consciousness, could help to legitimate their own agendas.
Second, Zeitz is needlessly stark in his discussion of ethnicity and race.
The only significant interaction between ethnicity and sex was for the number of physician-diagnosed ailments.
htm math standardized test scores were negatively correlated with ethnicity and gender, parents' Active involvement in homework, and extrinsic interest.
For an excellent overview of the complexities of the task of ascertaining ethnicity in Greek Antiquity, Judaism, and the modern age, see Denise Kimber Buell's review of books by Gerd Baumann, Shaye J.
Fourteen essays follow the introduction, each of which discusses and critiques the contributions that a religious tradition has made to the social history of race or ethnicity in a particular region.
For example, Sansone remarks that "the crisis of the narrative based on class [in the US and the Anglophone world]" has "boosted the popularity of other narratives based on race, ethnicity, community/locality or nations" (p.
WHEN a police officer stops a member of the public he will be expected to recordp The name of the person stopped (or if withheld, their description); p the date, time and place of encounter; pif the person is in a vehicle, its registration number; p the person's self-defined ethnicity; p the person's ethnicity as perceived by the officer; p the reason for the encounter; p the outcome of the encounter; p whether a record was requested by the member of the public, irrespective of whether it is a recordable encounter
Race Gender Ethnicity: Gender, Race and Ethnicity in the Dynamics of Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean
Gender, Ethnicity & Religion: Views from the Other Side
7 percent were motivated by ethnicity or national origin bias.
That identity, Huntington believes, is based on a set of ideas--a unique American creed that people of any race or ethnicity can adopt.