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American Ethnocentrism Today

in Us Against Them

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780226435701
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226435725 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226435725.003.0004
American Ethnocentrism Today

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This chapter introduces two ways of measuring ethnocentrism—a primary measure based on stereotyping and a secondary measure based on sentiment—and discusses the application of these measures to test three basic claims about ethnocentrism in the contemporary United States. It also investigates the relationship between ethnocentrism and standard political predispositions, considers individual differences in ethnocentrism, and examines why some Americans are more ethnocentric than others.

Keywords: ethnocentrism; stereotyping; sentiment; United States; political predispositions; individual differences

Chapter.  10846 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: US Politics

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