Definition of Ethnocentrism

1. Noun. Belief in the superiority of one's own ethnic group.

Generic synonyms: Partiality, Partisanship



Definition of Ethnocentrism

1. Noun. The tendency to look at the world primarily from the perspective of one's own culture. ¹

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Definition of Ethnocentrism

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Medical Definition of Ethnocentrism

1. The tendency to evaluate other groups according to the values and standards of one's own ethnic group, especially with the conviction that one's own ethnic group is superior to the other groups. Origin: G. Ethnos, race, tribe, + kentron, centre of a circle (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ethnocentrism

ethnoarchaeology
ethnoastronomy
ethnobotanical
ethnobotanically
ethnobotanicals
ethnobotanies
ethnobotanist
ethnobotanists
ethnobotany
ethnoburb
ethnoburbs
ethnocentric
ethnocentrically
ethnocentricities
ethnocentricity
ethnocentrism (current term)
ethnocentrisms
ethnocidal
ethnocide
ethnocides
ethnocracies
ethnocracy
ethnocrat
ethnocratic
ethnocrats
ethnocultural
ethnoecologist
ethnoecology
ethnogamy
ethnogenesis

Literary usage of Ethnocentrism

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1. Jacques Loeb: His Science and Social Activism and Their Philosophical by Charles Rasmussen, Rick Tilman (1998)
"... ZIONISM AND ethnocentrism INTRODUCTION Loeb defended Asiatics against the exclusion laws and discriminatory practices that threatened them and he took ..."

2. Impacts of Disasters on Environment and Development: International Cooperation by M. A. Pramanik (1993)
"ethnocentrism: Projection of one's own culture, ideological beliefs, doctrine, ... Basis is ethnocentrism. Facilitated by closed systems and parochialism. ..."

3. The Culture of Violence by Kumar Rupesinghe (1994)
"However, in spite of such Indian ethnocentrism concerning whites, ... When this came, it was in reaction to European ethnocentrism and discrimination. ..."

4. The City: Urban Communities and Their Problems by Alan S. Berger (1978)
"ethnocentrism and violence. Even without the institutionalized expression of ethnocentrism, the ecological processes of invasion, competition, ..."

5. Conceptions of Social Inquiry by J. J. Snyman (1993)
"claim that it is "impossible to step out of our own skins"; "ethnocentrism" as the view that truth and rationality are simply terms which our society uses ..."

6. Folkways: A Study of the Sociological Importance of Usages, Manners, Customs by William Graham Sumner (1906)
"ethnocentrism is the technical name for this view of things in which one's own group is the center of everything, and all others are scaled and rated with ..."

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