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Ethnocentrism - the danger of cultures’ collision
Ethnocentrism - the danger of cultures’ collision

Author(s): Traian-Alexandru Miu
Subject(s): Anthropology, Theology and Religion, Nationalism Studies, Sociology of Culture, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Sociology of Politics, Globalization, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Universitatea Valahia CCSIDS
Keywords: ethnocentrism; globalization, culture; religion; multiculturalism;

Summary/Abstract: In the context of the globalization, the contact between different cultures and religions has reopened a number of problems. Thus, one of the current challenges is the ethnocentrism. This anthropological and ethnological concept involves an overestimation of national, religious, racial, geographic group to which we belong, and an understatement of other groups, that because of prejudice about other people. The ethnocentrism may lead us to chauvinism, xenophobia and racism! The globalization facilitates the rapid encounter between different cultures and, thus, it is developing the tendency that one to consider being superior to another. Thus are being born the ethnocentric tendencies. We can say that ethnocentrism is a 'prodrug' of globalization, providing support and arguments for perpetuating this process.

  • Issue Year: 2/2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 101-105
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English