Let's try this again...
Iain Banks wrote:
>In terms of the
>relationship between ethnicity and culture, what else would you
>define ethnicity as?
First we need a definition of culture:
Learned and shared behaviours, customs, traditions and the artefacts
created by humans that allow humans to adapt the thier environment.
Group identity based on, culture, language, religion, regional
affiliation and/or kin ties.
Southern (US) Americans. We are part of the overall American culture,
but are ethinically Southerners based on dialect, regional affiliation
and some significant cultural differences.
Essentially, from an anthropological viewpoint ethnic groups are usually
sub-cultures when they are a minority group within a larger cultural
region. Anymore, the concept of a culture and an ethnic group overlap,
and the word ethinic is usually applied to minority groups. But that's
what happens when politicians try to be anthropologists.
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