(noun) A category of people who share a cultural background such as language, location, and religion.
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- Plural: ethnicities
- Panethnicity refers to people or cultures that span multiple ethnicities.
- People who share the same identity are called an ethnic group.
- A type of ascribed status.
- Word origin of “ethnicity” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- Steinberg, Stephen, and William F. Lott. 2001. The Ethnic Myth: Race, Ethnicity, and Class in America. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.
- dominant group
- institutional discrimination
- minority group
- scapegoat theory
- social construction of race
- subordinate group
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How to Cite the Definition of Ethnicity
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “ethnicity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 23, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/ethnicity/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
ethnicity. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/ethnicity/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “ethnicity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 23, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/ethnicity/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“ethnicity.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 23 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/ethnicity/>.