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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.
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ethnocentrism. — ethnocentric, adj.
See also: Anthropology
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Compounding the ethnocentricity, King (2017:105) maintains that 'Heppell, like his mentor Freeman, has adopted Haddon's evolutionary assumptions that Iban woven cloths embody a "language of symbols"'.
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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.
If one can say that the book's archival erudition is commendable, its ethnocentricity and celebratory arc may be said to be its greatest weaknesses.
All civilizations are self-centred, but the ancient Chinese famously excelled at ethnocentricity.
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