Ethnicity and Identity

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The difference between race and ethnicity

  • Race refers to biological differences between groups in society. Skin colour is the most common marker of race
  • Ethnicity refers to language, traditions, cultures, beliefs and values that a group of people share
  • Assimilation: Blending in and integrating with the mainstream culture
  • Hyridity: A coming together of cultures and identity resulting in the formation of new ones
  • Plurality: A wide range of different things. There are a plurality of ethnic identities in the UK

Modood et al (1997) - Ethnic identities within an ethnic group are as diverse as between ethnic groups

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