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UT Knoxville ANTH 130 - Ethnic Groups

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Anthropology 130 1st Edition Lecture 6 Outline of Last Lecture II. Power Relations and Social ClassA. FeudalismIII. CapitalismIV. Social Analysis of ClassV. Questions for ResearchersVI. Pierre Bourdieu (1984)VII. Embodiment of Class CultureVIII.Hidden Injuries of ClassIX. Douglas E. Foley (1990)X. ResistanceOutline of Current Lecture XI. Ethnic GroupsXII. Negotiation of Social IdentityXIII. Race and RacismXIV. Social Theory on RaceXV. Dominant Racial GroupsCurrent LectureXI. Ethnic groups may or may not have control over a territory (or a nation-state). Most modern nation-states are multi-ethnic (or multi-tribal). Benedict Anderson brought up the term “imagined communities”. This term says that most members of a nation state don’t know each other, but still feel comradeship.Assimilation: subordinate groups adopt norms of dominant groupPlural societies: occupying separate ecological and/or economic nichesWe have conflicts such as prejudice, discrimination, and armed conflict.Xll. People have multiple identities but may stress certain aspects of their identities in several situations. There are limits based on power relations in society. Example: “Hispanic” or “latino”. Hispanic is a term favored by the U.S. census. This included people with diverse origins in terms These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.of nations, regions, racial, and or ethnic groups in Latin America. The largest groups are MexicanAmericans, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban Americans.XIII. Race is the ethnic group assumed to have biological basis (distinctively shared “blood” or genes) and which are often marked by supposedly distinctive physical characteristics (phenotype). Racism is discrimination against racially defined groups. This often involves purity and inclusion and exclusion: maintaining boundaries.XIV. Race is culturally constructed: linked to phenotypes, categories can have changed over time, can be transformed, created, and destroyed, and experienced in everyday interactions. Historical projects that have patterned current social and cultural inequalities, and differences include legal and other restrictions on marriage. XV. If you’re part of the dominant group, you’re unmarked, but if you’re part of the minority youare


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