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1. Belief in the superiority of one's own ethnic group.
2. Overriding concern with ethnicity.

eth′no·cen′tric (-trĭk) adj.
eth′no·cen′tri·cal·ly adv.
eth′no·cen·tric′i·ty (-sĕn-trĭs′ĭ-tē) n.


ethnocentrism. — ethnocentric, adj.
See also: Anthropology
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It is when social facts are artificially separated from the moral conditions of their making--as often happens in the attempt to be "value free"--that distortion, subjectivity, and ethnocentricity make their way into scientific practice.
Some of the Latin American women movie directors the author examines challenge societal norms such as heteronormativity, ethnocentricity, sexism, and socioeconomic discrimination, says Roberts-Camps, while others defy patriarchal society, repressive governments, and the Catholic Church.
This book is a welcome addition to the growing body of literature that examines the place of work in the different contexts of children's lives, challenging the ethnocentricity of dominant policies on the elimination of child labour.
All civilizations are self-centred, but the ancient Chinese famously excelled at ethnocentricity.
8] But then, there is no good reason, other than maybe ethnocentricity, why creative beadworkers from across the continent couldn't have "invented" or used this alternative to filling in beaded backgrounds.
On the other hand, the absence of non-majority perspectives from ethnic minority and (im)migrant communities expresses the ethnocentricity of the majority (see Vrecer).
This study looked at socio-cultural variables that influenced college students' ethnocentricity.
While these hegemonistic developments have caused a reaction of alarm in non- English-speaking countries, there is a growing awareness of the need to free international English from native-speaker ethnocentricity.
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Davidson: Of all three commanders, Westy had the least grasp of ethnocentricity He had been the commander in South Vietnam For four years.
33) Daniel and Jonathan Boyarin take this even further than Butler: "The Rabbis produced their cultural formation within conditions of Diaspora, and we would argue that their particular discourse of ethnocentricity is ethically appropriate only when the cultural identity is an embattled one (or, at any rate, nonhegemonic) minority.
15) Exposure to other cultures may help them to realize their own ethnocentricity.