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Ethnocentrism

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Jorge Perez

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Transcript of Ethnocentrism

evaluating other peoples and cultures according to the standards of one's own culture. Ingroups & Outgroups a social group to which a person psychologically identifies as being a member By: Jorge Perez Ethnocentrism William Graham Sumner First to teach sociology in Yale University

Credited for the concepts of:
diffusion
folkways
ethnocentrism We are all ethnocentric! We Judge
We Compare
We Criticize
We Assume What is Ethnocentrism 1840-1910 Why are we ethnocentric? We tend to identify within our "ingroup"

We want to stay in our comfort zone a social group to which an individual does not identify the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group Culture Tang Dynasty

Spanish Inquisition

Trail of Tears

The Nazi Ethnocentrism Throughout History Racism

Discrimination

Xenophobia

Stereotyping

Wars

Genocides What can it lead to? the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, esp. so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. Racism a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing Stereotype fear of people from other countries

believe that their identity will be lost

It can result from:
bad experiences
classical conditioning Xenophobia 700's

prohibited Chinese from mixing with Arabs, Persians, and Indians

they didn't want the people to be "contaminated" Tang Dynasty Gaozong 1480

A tribunal established by Catholic Monarchs

They wanted to maintain Catholic orthodoxy

2000-3000 deaths
Spanish Inquisition Indian Removal Act of 1830

forced relocation and movement of Native Americans

5 main nations affected:
Cherokee
Muskogee
Seminole
Chickasaw
Choctaw
Trail of Tears Nazism was started in 1919

Aryans were the "master race"

World Wars I and II

Holocaust Victims = 11 to 17 million
6 to 7 million were Jews

The Nazi "Being ethnocentric goes far beyond liking your culture or being proud of it, it is seeing others as inferior due to their culture" THE END...
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