Key Words for Sociology

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Assimilation
- idea that ethnic migrants should seek to adopt the norms and values of their adopted society
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Code Switching
- refers to second generation ethnic minorities moving between styles of presentation depending on cultural expectations
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Cultural Resistance
- idea that it is possible to resist dominant culture through music/subcultural lifestyles
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Dispora
- cultural/emotional ties to a nation where one is not resident
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Ethnicity
- a shared identity based on a common culture such a language/religion/history
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Fundamentalism
- belief in a return to 'traditional' values, often linked to religion
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Globalisation
- process whereby national boundaries are becoming increasingly irrelevant, due to the spread of global culture
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Hybrid Identities
- idea that new identities are formed through the sharing/mixing of cultures
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Multicultural
- based on many cultures
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Multiple Presentations of the self
- ethnic minorities become skilled at emphasising different aspects of their identity when it is required
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Nationalism
- belief that your country is the most important source of your identity/belief that stresses shared geographical location, history and culture
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Patrioism
- pride in ones country
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Racism
- discrimination against a person/group due to their membership of a 'racial' or ethic group
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Second Generation
- children of those people who first migrated to Britain
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Transnational/ multinational companies
- companies that have offices/factories in other countries/produce goods on a global scale
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White Masks
- second generation ethnic minorities that adopt a more "white British" persona when outside the home
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Xenophobia
- fear/hatred of foreigners
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- refers to second generation ethnic minorities moving between styles of presentation depending on cultural expectations

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Code Switching

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- idea that it is possible to resist dominant culture through music/subcultural lifestyles

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- cultural/emotional ties to a nation where one is not resident

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- a shared identity based on a common culture such a language/religion/history

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