Definition of the noun ethnocentrism
What does ethnocentrism mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: ethnocentrisms
- belief in the superiority of one's own ethnic group
- example: Monolingualism is like a disease as it leads to ethnocentrism and culture isolation. But this disease can be cured.
- lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
- more generic words: partiality / partisanship = an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
Alternative definition of the noun ethnocentrism
- The tendency to look at the world primarily from the perspective of one's own culture.
- "Ethnocentrism" is a book by Władysław Bartoszewski.
- also known as "Ethnocentrism beliefs and stereotypes, a study of Polish-Jewish relations in the early 20th century"
- "Ethnocentrism" is a book by M. K. Du Toit.
- also known as "Ethnocentrism: we are wonderful"
Ethnocentrism is judging another culture solely by the values and standards of one's own culture. The ethnocentric individual will judge other groups relative to his or her own particular ethnic group or culture, especially with concern to language, behavior, customs, and religion. These ethnic distinctions and subdivisions serve to define each ethnicity's unique cultural identity.
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Sociology: The Essentials (2014)
by Margaret Andersen, Howard Taylor, Kim Logio
Ethnocentrism is the habit of seeing things only from the point of view of one's own group.
Generating Social Capital (2003)
Civil Society and Institutions in Comparative Perspective by Marc Hooghe, Dietlind Stolle
A third reason to study ethnocentrism is that this attitude is ...
WHITHER SOUTH EAST ASIAN MANAGEMENT (2013)
The First Decade of the New Millennium by Chris Rowley, Malcolm Warner
Ethnocentrism is a universal phenomenon, exhibited by virtually all groups throughout the world which makes it...
Intercultural Communication (2009)
A Contextual Approach by James William Neuliep
Ethnocentrism refers to the idea...
One of the effects of ethnocentrism is that it clouds our perception of others.
Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (2007)
by Roy F. Baumeister, Kathleen D. Vohs
Definition Ethnocentrism is the tendency to view the world through the lens of one's own culture.
Ethnocentrism is a general phenomenon that occurs for individuals across most cultures and societies, although the extent to which it occurs ...
Cross-Cultural Marketing (2008)
Theory, Practice and Relevance by Dawn Burton
Consumer ethnocentrism Ethnocentrism is a sociological concept that was developed over a century ago.
Dimensions of Multicultural Counseling (2008)
A Life Story Approach by Sara E. Schwarzbaum, Anita Jones Thomas
Ethnocentrism is the belief that one ethnic or religious group is superior to others and implies a concomitant belief in the inferiority of other...
Cultural Competencies for Nurses (2011)
Impact on Health and Illness by Linda Dayer-Berenson
Therefore, ethnocentrism refers to judging other groups from our own cultural point of view.
Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology (2006)
by Yo Jackson
See also Ethnocentrism; Institutional Racism; Multicultural Counseling Competencies; White Privilege FURTHER READING...
Ethnocentrism is broadly defined as an interpretive framework based on the perception that one's own ethnic or ...
Encyclopedia of Social Problems (2008)
by Vincent N. Parrillo
Myers See also Cultural Values; Ethnic Group; Ethnocentrism; Subcultures Further Readings Goldstein, Eric L. 2006. The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Identity. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Jacobson ...
The Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology (2011)
by Daniel J. Christie
PSYCHOLOGICAL PROCESSES UNDERLYING ETHNOCENTRISM Current research indicates that one basic psychological process underlying ethnocentrism is the categorization of people into ingroup and outgroup. When people define ...
Encyclopedia of Public Health. 2 Vol.
Cross-References ▷Ethnic Identity Ethnocentric Strategy ▷Ethnocentrism Ethnocentrism Synonyms Ethnocentric strategy Definition ...
Encyclopedia of Human Geography (2006)
by Barney Warf
—Mary Gilmartin See also Chicago School; Cultural Geography; Cultural Turn; Diaspora; Ethnocentrism; Eurocentrism; Ghetto; Identity, Geography and; Migration; Nationalism; Race and Racism; Religion, Geography and/of; Segregation; ...
Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Studies (2004)
by Ellis Cashmore
From the Greek ethnos, for people or nation, and kentrikos, relating to the center, ethnocentrism describes the tendency to understand the world only from the viewpoint ofone«sownunitof affiliation, and evaluating all others strictly in one«s ...
Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education: A-H ; 2, I-Z ; 3, Biographies, visual history, index (2009)
by Eugene F. Provenzo
Prejudice and discrimination are intricately linked to ethnocentrism. Ethnocentrism refers to the use of one's cultural, personal, and societal values to judge other cultures, people, and societies. Social scientists have found that nearly every ...
The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science (2004)
by W. Edward Craighead, Charles B. Nemeroff
ETHNOCENTRISM ETHNOCULTURAL PSYCHOTHERAPY ETHOLOGY EVERYDAY COGNITION EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY EXCITATORY. 337 animal relation. Therapists use animals as adjuncts in ...
Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (2009)
by John M Levine, Michael A. Hogg
Tropp and Jaeshin Kim See also Ethnocentrism; Genocide; Intergroup Violence; Minority Groups in Society; ...
Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education (2012)
by James A. Banks
Ethnocentrism in education occurs when the curriculum, teaching methods, and educational strategies present the history and knowledge base of a nation from a monocultural Western European perspective that ignores the presence and/or ...
Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health (2012)
by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic
Department of Anthropology, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY, USA Without Abstract Ethnocentrism is a universal ideology that ascribes superiority to the familiar, such ...
Encyclopedia of Counseling, Third Edition (2013)
Master Review and Tutorial for the National Counselor Examination, State Counseling Exams, and the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination by Howard Rosenthal
Ethnocentrism a. uses one's own culture as a yardstick to ...
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