ethnocentrism(redirected from Fallacy of ethnocentrism)
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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·tric′i·ty (-sĕn-trĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
(Sociology) belief in the intrinsic superiority of the nation, culture, or group to which one belongs, often accompanied by feelings of dislike for other groups
eth•no•cen•trism(ˌɛθ noʊˈsɛn trɪz əm)
1. the belief in the inherent superiority of one's own ethnic group or culture.
2. a tendency to view alien groups or cultures from the perspective of one's own.
the belief in the superiority of one’s own group or culture. Also ethnocentricity. — ethnocentric, adj.See also: Anthropology
Invented by W.G. Summer to mean a “view of things in which one’s own group is the center of everything and all others are scaled and rated with reference to it.”