Window on Humanity Study Set 1

Anthropology

Quiz 16 :

Ethnicity and Race

Quiz 16 :

Ethnicity and Race

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According to Fredrik Barth's theories about ethnic identity, ethnic boundaries are most stable when
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What term refers to an independent, centrally organized political unit, or a government?
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An anthropological understanding of ethnicity and race requires exploring how people and institutions define, negotiate, and even challenge their identities in society. One way anthropologists-and social scientists in general-do this is by studying status, which refers to
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Depending on the situation, the same man might declare: "I'm Jimmy's father"; "I'm your boss"; "I'm African American"; or "I'm your professor." This phenomenon, whereby a person's claimed or perceived identity varies depending on context, is called
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What term does anthropologist Fredrik Barth use to refer to a society that combines ethnic contrasts, ecological specialization, and the economic interdependence of those groups?
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What does ethnicity mean?
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An ascribed status is a status that
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Which of the following is NOT a Francophone West African nation where négritude ("black identity") developed?
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Which of the following statements about the concept of race in Brazil is FALSE?
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In the United States, organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group, have opposed adding a "multiracial" census category. This suggests that
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What is the term for the arbitrary rule that automatically places the children of a union between members of different socioeconomic groups in the less-privileged group?
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In which of the following categories should the concept of race be placed?
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What is the term for ethnic groups that once had, or wish to have or regain, autonomous political status?
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Which of the following is a major difference between Brazilian and American racial taxonomies?
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In Japan, the burakumin
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What term formerly referred to a culture that shared a single language, religion, history, territory, ancestry, and kinship?
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Which of the following statements about U.S. racial categories is true?
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Which of the following statements about ethnicity is true?
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Nation-states are
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Race, like ethnicity in general, is
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