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Ethnocentrism and the English Dictionary

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Published by Taylor & Francis Group Plc in London .
Written in English


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ISBN 10020320574X

The most detrimental effects of ethnocentrism resulting into genocideapartheidslaveryand many violent conflicts. So astonishing, it turns out, that its values—the only religion whose values are rationally produced, Pascal says—should hold for all, absolutely, everywhere, always. The ethnocratic state thus conceived fashions a peculiar sort of state personality, mixing the perceived need to defend society against or "clean" it of threatening heterogeneities with the related concern to claim power by asserting it over those deemed inferior or immature, distinct or detrimental. The universality claim thus expressed, however, undercuts critical judgments against ethnocentric commitment. Gumplowicz's concept and theory influenced Sumner's theorizing about ethnocentrism, ingroups, and outgroups, and these in turn have influenced generations of social scientists.

Although Gumplowicz's writings on ethnocentrism, being interspersed with other ideas, could be found in a number of his books and papers, future authors writing on ethnocentrism may want to state that the first printed use of the concept seems to be in Gumplowicz By erasing cultural differences in the source text, and domesticating it for an Anglophone target audience, the translator risks ethnocentrism and homogeneity. In Anglo-American studies, the term ethnocentrism carries a largely descriptive and fleeting connotation, its meaning more or less taken for granted. Since the early s, American dictionaries have also been guilty of ethnocentrism and homogenization.

Moreover, Gumplowicz belonged to the group of four thinkers the others were Comte, Spencer, and Marx who had exerted the most influence on early American sociology Martindale, The Racial State. Benson thoroughly exposed each structural component of the English dictionary for its ethnocentric tendencies as the representations of the language itself have changed over time. He merely omitted to acknowledge that anyone else before him had used it. It is coupled with a generalized contempt for members of other groups.


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They are a distinct minority actually in the global scheme of things, with a particular history of domination and subjugation. The OED is analyzed through the eyes of Chinese users. Foreignizing translation in English can be a form of resistance against ethnocentrism and racism, cultural narcissism and imperialism, in the interest of democratic, geopolitical relations.

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If I universalize the values of "my" culture given that I can identify a coherent universalizable set to apply to all cultural and social arrangements, I effectively deny or belie what makes those cultures unique.

Abstract It is widely assumed that Sumner coined the concept of ethnocentrism in Through the domestication of texts, translated literature risks becoming homogenous and all too familiar to the new audience — particularly if the translation is into English.

By erasing cultural differences in the source text, and domesticating it for an Anglophone target audience, the translator risks ethnocentrism and homogeneity.

Comparisons were mostly based on what the colonists believed as superior and what their western societies have accomplished. While invocation of the notion of "race" in regard to human beings and by extension, discussion of racism became a taboo subject in Europe in the wake of the Holocaust, concerns around racism, socially and analytically, emerged forcefully in the United States.

The ethnocentrism of universalism ends up flattening out all distinction.

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In light of this, it is possible that Sumner had taken the concept of ethnocentrism from Gumplowicz, but failed to acknowledge it see Banton, After all, those so judged have their own culture not only from which to render their inescapably ethnocentric judgments but also as a form of defense.

It would follow that we must cannot but? Ethnocentrism thus is conceived critically as involving overgeneralizations about cultures and their inhabitants, others' or one's own, on the basis of limited or skewed, if any, evidence. Venuti So how can homogeneity and ethnocentrism be avoided?

These are charges that themselves reveal the ethnocentric reification of such universalistic claims, not to mention the distinct horizons of application and scope when it Ethnocentrism and the English Dictionary book to tolerance, which after all is always expressed from a position of power Goldberg.

And if I insist, seemingly by contrast, that all societies, universally, are ethnocentric, and so their members do and perhaps can only exercise value judgments from within their cultural horizons, Ethnocentrism and the English Dictionary book effectively I must be claiming that the universalism of ethnocentrism amounts to no more than the ethnocentrism of universalism: my judgment from within a culture is, from my point of view, all there can be, and so must perversely be the grounds of universal judgment.

Dominant strains of these disciplines, especially anthropology, have examined the lives and cultural expressions of ethnically defined or identified groups and the misinterpretations resulting from Western perspectives.

Although both Gumplowicz and Sumner were sociologists, other disciplines have adopted and accommodated the concept. The book leaves the reader, however, with the notion that the English dictionary is the only language dictionary in which ethnocentrism reveals itself. International literature offers the monolingual speaking world a door into another culture, but domesticating translations close this door.

Mamdani, Mahmood. It can also be used to ease tensions in an argument e.Ethnocentrism is one of the fundamental concepts in psychology and the social sciences. The phenomenon of ethnocentrism is widely studied in psychology, often referring to the concept of ethnocentrism itself, and more recently using the concept of ingroup bias, which is “the laboratory analogue of real-world ethnocentrism” (Tajfel & Turner,p.

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Ethnocentrism definition is - the attitude that one's own group, ethnicity, or nationality is superior to others. How to use ethnocentrism in a sentence.Collins online dictionary and reference resources draw pdf the wealth of reliable pdf authoritative information about language, thanks to the extensive use of our corpora - vast databases of language - both in English and in other languages.

These databases allow experienced Collins lexicographers to analyze how language is really used and.ethnocentric adj adjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big download pdf (believing in own racial supremacy) ethnocentrique adj adjectif: modifie un nom.

Il est généralement placé après le nom et s'accorde avec le nom (ex: un ballon bleu, une balle bleue). En général, seule la forme au.Oct 23, ebook The book leaves the reader, however, with the notion that the English dictionary is the only language dictionary in which ethnocentrism reveals itself.

One may also examine the leading Soviet Russian or pan-Arabic dictionaries to witness ethnocentric practices in structure, defining vocabulary and discrimination in representing regionalisms.