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Race And Ethnicity I

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assimilation after 3 generations by Milton Gordon? Evidence: Substantial acculturation to the Anglo-Protestant core culture
 According to the traditional assimilation model, assimilation occurs after 3 generations.1st: The first generation immigrant struggles to...
Milton Gordon(born 1918) and his seven dimensions of adaptation
 Milton Gordon presented a more specific analysis of assimilation. • Gordon described 7 different sub processes of assimilation   1. Cultural assimilation(practices...
Behavioural assimilation definition and example
 Behavioral assimilation/acculturation occurs when a newcomer absorbs the cultural norms, values, beliefs, and behavior patterns of the "host" society. This may also involve learning...
Structural assimilation definition and example
The second major type of assimilation, structural or socioeconomic assimilation, refers to when Asian Americans enter and become integrated into the formal social, political, economic,...
One of the most famous theories of assimilation comes from sociologist Milton Gordon. He theorized that there are three possible outcomes of assimilation. What are they?
 The first is Anglo conformity, which is when the minority or immigrant is taught that the norms, values, and institutions of the majority group are superior and that they should...
  Robert E. Park pioneering analysis in the 1920s? (1864) Chicago school -symbolic interactionist approach
 Robert E. Park: believed in a long-term trend toward assimilation of racial and ethnic minorities in modern societies. Each migrating group will go through the Race...
Critic of the Gordon model?
Gordon's model has been criticized for neglecting power issues (different resources available to competing racial groups) and ignoring the fact that not all groups reach cultural assimilation...
Problems with assimilation theories
 Most assimilation theories take as their examples of cultural adaptation white European groups migrating voluntarily to the United States, so they neglect non-European groups....
BEYOND THE MELTING POT BY GLAZER AND MOYNIHAN: ETHNIC AND CULTURAL PLURALISM
the original customs and home country ways of European immigrants were mostly lost by the third generation, but this did not mean the decline of ethnicity. their central thesis (that...
Andrew Greeley  and ethnogenesis
  the theory of assimilation proposed by Andrew Greeley in  whch white immigrant groups share traits with the host group and retaine major nationality characteristics...
 biosocial perspectives
 primordial or essentialist theory: race and ethnicity is deeply rooted in the biological makeup of human beings, so genes are linked to racial and ethnic behaviour. Criticism:...
major theoretical perspectives in race and ethnicity
  Four main approaches that seek to explain various forms of ethnic and racial hostility: Social psychological approaches Primordialism Normative theories Power-conflict...
Social psychological approaches
 Focus on how prejudice and racism satisfy psychic needs of certain people Example: Frustration-aggression theory  Explains prejudice and racism as forms of hostility that...
primordialism
  Suggests ethnic attachments reflect innate tendency of people to seek out and associate with their “own kind” Example: Sociobiology  Prejudice and discrimination stem...
normative theories
  Focus on how prejudices are transmitted through socialization and social circumstances that compel discriminatory behaviour Example: Socialization approach  Focuses on...
power conflict theories
  Stress how ethnic and racial conflict derives from distribution of power in society Orthodox Marxism  Argues racism is ideology used by capitalists to mystify social...
The __________ suggests that ethnic and racial attachments reflect an innate tendency for people to seek out, and associate with, others who are similar in terms of language, culture,...
primordial thesis
The __________ is the theory that racial and ethnic conflict are rooted in differences in the price of labour.
split-labour market theory
An unfavourable, generalized and rigid belief applied to all members of a group is called __________.
prejudice
Ethnic and racial __________, are exaggerated, oversimplified images of the characteristics of social groups.
stereotypes
The term __________ refers to practices that deny members of particular groups equal access to societal rewards.
discrimination
The concept of __________ refers to discriminatory racial practices built into such prominent structures as the political, economic, and educational systems.
institutional racism
The tendency to judge other cultures by the standards of one’s own is called __________.
ethnocentrism
Institutional racism is illustrated by a. circumstances where individual practices are based on explicitly racist ideas. b. circumstances where individual practices...
c. circumstances where institutions unintentionally restrict the life-chances of certain groups through a variety of seemingly neutral rules, regulations, and procedures
Normative theories concentrate on the way in which a. ethnic and racial attachments reflect an innate tendency for people to seek out, and associate with, others who are...
b. prejudices are transmitted through socialization and the social circumstances that compel discriminatory behaviour.
Split labour market theory-power conflict theory
  Split labour market theory  Racial and ethnic conflict rooted in differences in price of labour Argues employers try to replace high-paid white workers with low...


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