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eth·nic group

(eth'nik grūp),
A social group characterized by a distinctive social and cultural tradition maintained from generation to generation, a common history and origin, and a sense of identification with the group; members have distinctive features in their way of life, shared experiences, and often a common genetic heritage; these features may be reflected in their experience of health and disease.

ethnic group

[eth′nik]
a population of individuals organized on the basis of an assumed common cultural origin.

ethnic group

Social medicine A group whose members (1) have a sense of common origins; (2) claim a common and distinctive Hx and destiny; (3) possess one or more dimensions of collective cultural individuality; (4) have a sense of unique collective solidarity. See Cultural awareness, Race.

eth·nic group

(eth'nik grūp)
A social group characterized by a distinctive social and cultural tradition maintained from generation to generation, a common history and origin, and a sense of identification with the group.

eth·nic group

(eth'nik grūp)
Social group characterized by distinctive social and cultural tradition maintained from generation to generation, common history and origin, and sense of identification with group; may be reflected in experience of health and disease.

ethnic group,

n a population of individuals organized around an assumption of common cultural origin.
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This would disavow the primacy of a primordial connection between ethnos and territory embodied in the notion of "homeland.
A full two years later, writing in Soudobe dejiny in 2001, a prominent Czech historiographer echoed the call of progressives at the Eighth Congress to innovate and broaden the practice of Czech history by framing it within the larger European context and transcending the traditional fixation on the history of the Czech ethnos.
All people possess a dual identity as an ethnos, as a community of shared fate, memories, and moral sympathies, on the one hand, and as the demos, as the democratically enfranchised totality of all citizens, who may or may not belong to the same ethnos, on the other.
According to a tape the Ethnos newspaper made available to journalists, the caller said: 'Flight 411 Olympic for America has a bomb for Iraq.
American Intellectuals and the Problem of Ethnos since World War II," American Historical Review 98 (April 1993):317-337.
Perhaps I am too easily jaded, but the monotony of temple architecture is a blurry, chiaroscuro reflection of an imported tradition that is totally uncharacteristic of the amazing variety that is really at the root of Japan's ethnos.
The general of the galleons and the Anglo-Portuguese truce, celebrated at Goa in January, 1635', Ethnos, revista do Instituto Portugues de Arqueologia, Histo ria e Etnografia, 1 (1935), 27-33.
I suspect, with Ivan Hahnaford, that identification with an ethnos increases as the opportunities to engage each other as a community of citizens, a polis, bound together by law and mutual obligation, shrink.
In a recent discussion of intersectionality, Anthias describes "race", gender, ethnos, and class as "cross-cutting and mutually interacting ontological spaces" which coalesce and articulate at particular conjunctures.
Ivy focuses primarily on "discourses and practices where ethnos, voice, and nation-culture problematically coincide: the register of what is sometimes called the folkloric, sometimes temporalized as the essentially `traditional,' concurrently located as the `marginal,' " (p.
30] Obviously this author equated demos with ethnos and rejected multiculturalism and multireligiosity as a fallacy that prevents the establishment of the priority of historicotraditional and cultural differentiation.
Brown's methodology answers the call of numerous ethnographers and anthropologists who seek honest, nontraditional, competent ways of writing the ethnos of non-hegemonic and non-Western cultures.