ethnocentrism

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belief in the superiority of one's own ethnic group

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But I'm suggesting that the United States is the most ethnocentric nation in the world, and for good reason.
Before reform comes repentance; therefore, the church must repent from its narrow, ethnocentric vision, repent for painting the church with one hue, and repent from thinking that the church decides who is "in" and who is "out.
It is well-documented that consumer choice is influenced by a number of factors, with imports facing an added, ethnocentric dimension of cultural bias.
One of the strengths of the book is the authors' willingness to address the unintended outcome of recent theoretical perspectives in feminist theorizing: the paralysis that emerges from fear of being negatively labeled as neo-colonial and ethnocentric.
The ethnocentric enterprise in contrast, essentially extends headquarters ways of doing business to its foreign affiliates.
This article demonstrates that theories intended to prevent ethnocentric influence for one pair of languages may, in fact, be the catalyst for the phenomenon it purports to prevent in another pair.
It is does necessary to understand the culture, politics, and justice system of other countries so as to avoid being ethnocentric, and getting in trouble with the law because one did not either understand the law of a different society, or one erroneously thought that one's cultural norms were applicable in another society.
Though the Cabinets led by Prime Ministers Ichiro Hatoyama (1883-1959), Hayato Ikeda (1899-1965) and Yasuhiro Nakasone tried to revise the law, the opposition parties and the Japan Teachers' Union blocked the revision, criticizing it as a revival of the ethnocentric, militaristic education that prevailed before the end of World War II.
A number of prominent ethnocentric studies presumed the two-parent nuclear-family structure of white middle-class America represents a cultural ideal (see DuBois, 1899; Frazier, 1939; and especially Moynihan, 1965).
based companies, and the best way to ensure that we do not become ethnocentric or nationalistic, is for us to play to our strength--our diversity.
Cultural Crossings Against Ethnocentric Currents: Toward a Confucian Ethics of Communicative Virtues, SOR-HOON TAN
Knowledge of history helps to eliminate ethnocentric blind spots that cause one to reinvent the wheel or be trapped on both a personal and professional level by a similar set of historical nuances and conditions.
It could also aid the task of distinguishing literary judgments that acknowledge cultural differences from those that merely project ethnocentric assumptions onto other cultures.
Colley's contention that behavior, not birthplace or bloodline, was enough to qualify a person as "British" is in keeping with recent scholarly interpretations of Enlightenment theories of human difference, which were xenophobic or ethnocentric, but not racist in the modern sense.