ethnocentrism

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belief in the superiority of one's own ethnic group

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The purpose of the exercise is to encourage students to think more broadly and "contextually" and less ethnocentrically about human development; to appreciate the roles teachers and human service professionals play in the lifenets of others, and to understand the logic behind the lifeways of rural, indigenous, immigrant, working class, and poor Americans.
And when a group is internally united by its ideology and ethnocentrically opposed to outsiders, it is easy to see how it might want to impose its ideology on others--including both potential members, and opponents such as scientists.
Without falling into the trap of a muddled relativism that would deny any mathematical truths, each author makes a conscious effort to avoid ethnocentrically relating ancient Near Eastern concepts and practices to Greek or modern ones.
Rather, assimilation has an ideological base: it is a process of generalisation, inwardly and ethnocentrically oriented, one that seeks to incorporate Indigenous or foreign situations into White frameworks of thought and action.
He was unfailingly critical of ethnocentrically compromised expressions of Christianity, especially when it led to apocalyptic representations of the clash between Islam and Christianity.
Spain also introduced forceful change into the indigenous cultures so as to be in conformity with the norms and values of Christianity, which they so ethnocentrically believed and proclaimed as the right thing to do.
It often seems to be ethnocentrically focused on the triumph of the West, and this dream, this illogical, undifferentiated swirling mass of need and desire has driven the creation of our own remarkably enduring continuity of interlocking tropes and ideas.
According to Schuman (1995), Twenty-First Century leadership challenges include the needs to: obtain a competitive advantage, foster ethical behavior, and manage a diverse workforce fairly and equitably in a less ethnocentrically clear environment.
How can one seriously claim to be a universalist if one is ethnocentrically unaware of the ideas and values of other belief systems and traditions?