Essays Tagged: "Ethnocentrism"

How african americans and native americans are oppressed in america today.

.I would like to focus on five specific types of oppression they face: stigmatization, segregation, ethnocentrism, prejudice, and discrimination.African Americans are facing stigmatization far less th ... re, but social segregation is still a major problem in society today and something needs to be done.Ethnocentrism is the feeling by one group that they are superior to another based on ethnic backgrou ...

(3 pages) 176 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

The Last Colony An Analysis of UN involvement in Western Sahara

he latter portion of the twentieth century. This was driven by the increasingly popular belief that ethnocentrism was no longer a proper justification for ruling over a people who had a longer claim t ...

(16 pages) 112 0 3.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

What is ethnocentrism and cultural relativism and what problems do they present?

Ethnocentrism is a person's use of their own cultural "norms", values and morals to judge another cu ... and natural way life should be (that is naturally how culture works). I think that the avoidance of ethnocentrism is difficult, because it would seem that this method of thinking is quite natural. But ...

(1 pages) 221 0 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativity.

Psy 1019Ethnocentrism and Cultural RelativityIt is always troublesome not to understand another culture, esp ... r other culture groups. These two types of behaviors are related to two important concepts known as ethnocentrism and cultural relativity.Ethnocentrism is "the attitude of prejudice or mistrust toward ... ut-group)".... (Harper-Collin Dictionary of Sociology). Importantly, there are also three levels of ethnocentrism: a positive one, a negative one, and an extreme negative one. The positive definition ...

(2 pages) 248 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

England's attempt at imperializing china, how it had less of an impact than expected.

eavily as the Europeans would have liked to. In both of these documents we see this idea of Chinese ethnocentrism demonstrated.In the Chinese emperor's response to Lord McCartney's request to have Eur ...

(2 pages) 25 0 4.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

It is a comparison between ethnocentricity and ego thinking

ETHNOCENTRICITY AND EGO THINKINGEthnocentrismEthnocentrism is defined as the tendency to judge the customs of others by the standard ... to judge the customs of others by the standards of one's own ethnographic present. In a nut shell, Ethnocentrism is "thinking that one's own group's way is superior from others" or "judging other gro ... better off with Christianity than their current beliefs correct? Again there lies the problem with ethnocentrism, making false assumptions about others ways based on our own limited experiences. Peop ...

(2 pages) 58 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

European Ethnocentrism regarding the writtings for Native Americans

ter reading on the invasion of the America's it was clear that the book contained a lot of European ethnocentrism. The chapter was based on Calloway's point of view as to what happened. He had a lot o ... t European soldiers as to what they felt the Indians experienced. In order to not have the European ethnocentrism Calloway needed to include the Indians point of view as well. He somehow needed to obt ...

(2 pages) 62 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Development of Racism in Modern Nation States

Racism is a worldwide social problem that was developed through prejudice and ethnocentrism. Ethnocentrism is the belief or assumption that your own cultural and/or societal grou ... ple believe that Caucasians are considered the most superior race because they have used racism and ethnocentrism to mold this belief. In the book "Who Do We Think We Are? Race and Nation in the Moder ...

(5 pages) 78 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Disucussion on the Noel and Blauner Hypotheses

The hypothesis states: If two or more groups come together in a contact situation characterized by ethnocentrism, competition and a difference in power, then some form of racial or ethnic stratificat ... Noel, 1968, p. 163). In other words, if the contact situation contains all three of the situations, ethnocentrism, competition, and a difference in power, then some sort of dominant-minority social st ...

(2 pages) 37 0 4.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Unit 3 - Social Inequalities

Harper Collins Dictionary of Sociology. Ethnocentrism defines Ethnocentrism as "the attitude of prejudice or mistrust towards outsiders that ... other (out-group)".... (Harper-Collin Dictionary of Sociology). There are three important levels of ethnocentrism: a positive one, a negative one, and an extreme negative one. The positive definition ... . This point of view gives people their sense of people-hood, group identity, and place in history. Ethnocentrism becomes negative when " one's own group becomes the center of everything, and all othe ...

(2 pages) 81 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Race and Ethnicity

nitions will be portrayed more thoroughly throughout the essay which will cover many points such as ethnocentrism, racism, stereotyping, how race and ethnicity can affect health status, White Australi ... genous people in health, employment, education and general opportunity. It is also a way to prevent ethnocentrism (Reconciliation Australia, 2005).Ethnocentrism is seeing ones own culture as the centr ...

(7 pages) 466 0 4.2 Aug/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays


Ethnocentrism is the belief that ones country or culture is better then another. You can find ethnoc ... would seem that by nature, people would want to think what they believe is right. This can lead to ethnocentrism and in most, if not all, cases does. It can be said that ethnocentrism could make coun ... s. It can be said that ethnocentrism could make countries deteriorate, but it can also be said that ethnocentrism can help strengthen a country. Without at least a little ethnocentrism, then it is poi ...

(2 pages) 107 0 4.8 Jan/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Montaigne's "Of Cannibals"

eas and how modern his thinking. The main theme or focus of this essay is liberation in the face of ethnocentrism. All in all, this essay could have many different themes but this one stuck out the mo ... calls barbarism whatever is not his own practice." This insight is a continuation on the attack of ethnocentrism. However, it goes beyond just ethnocentrism, this could pertain to a number of things ...

(2 pages) 59 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Role of Perspective in Classical Greek Literature. Them Vs. Us- "The Odyssey", "The Aeneid and Histories"

conquests by their own society. In conjunction with the effects of perspective, the patriotism and ethnocentrism that marked Greek societies also played a great role in creating a sense of "them vs. ... ctivity of any analysis is relative to the point of view, and because of the inherent patriotism or ethnocentrism that exists the authors integrated the theme of "them vs. us" was integrated into all ...

(5 pages) 32 0 4.5 May/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature


This paper covers aspects of ethnocentrism and cultural relativity.Ethnocentrism is the belief that one's own culture is superior ... societies maintain internal stability and survive over time. From my understanding of this subject ethnocentrism is one of methods that keep the society "in line". If the poor are kept far away from ... socialized primarily within their own ethnic group.I don't know that I've ever been the subject of ethnocentrism, but I've certainly heard some ethnocentric opinions that make broad, generalized stat ...

(4 pages) 143 0 2.3 Aug/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Race & Ethnicity: Effects on Life

icular group who share common cultural traits, such as language, religion and traditions.Terms like ethnocentrism, racism, stereotyping, and ethnicity can affect our health status, our economical stat ...

(3 pages) 153 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology


c, not giving any acknowledgments to other beliefs (of how the earth and inhabitants were created). Ethnocentrism hathe history and myths of other parts of the world. Perhaps, he didn't think other pe ... g, since none European societies were considered inferior" (pg. 9). Clearly one can tell that ethnocentrism affects a persons beliefs about other cultures. es perspectives into account. "World h ...

(2 pages) 387 0 3.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


ns about ethnicity often deal with the concepts of ethnic revival, ethnic conflict (new racism) and ethnocentrism To first answer the question of how ethnicity is significant today one must have a sol ... local way of life.Another form of what I have been referred to as "˜new racism' can be called ethnocentrism. This term has come about as rhetoric to early sociologist and anthropologist enquirie ...

(4 pages) 109 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology


fully understand and appreciate a culture different from one's own, one must first have a grasp on ethnocentrism and how it can change thoughts and viewpoints. Ethnocentrism is a term used when someo ... hat it can change one's viewpoint to the point where another culture's practices may seem barbaric. Ethnocentrism cannot be avoided. One simply must be aware that it happens and reflect upon it when i ...

(3 pages) 461 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Cultural Relativity And Ethnocentrism

Cultural relativity and Ethnocentrism Cultural relativity is the idea that culture should be measured by i ... of other countries. By understanding their cultures, we could able to approach to their true value.Ethnocentrism is the misguided belief that one ethnic group is superior to others.When I first start ... icans stereotype Asians as bad basketball player. This is a good example of negative consequence of ethnocentrism. To overcome this problem, the best way is to show them your skills and change their m ...

(1 pages) 54 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology