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These PowerPoint slides have been designed for use by students and instructors using the Anthropology: The Exploration of Human Diversity textbook by Conrad Kottak. These files contain short outlines of the content of the chapters, as well as selected photographs, maps, and tables. Students may find these outlines useful as a study guide or a tool for review. Instructors may find these files useful as a basis for building their own lecture slides or as handouts. Both audiences will notice that many of the slides contain more text than one would use in a typical oral presentation, but it was felt that it would be better to err on the side of a more complete outline in order to accomplish the goals above. Both audiences should feel free to edit, delete, rearrange, and rework these files to build the best personalized outline, review, lecture, or handout for their needs.
This chapter introduces students to the concept of ethnicity. It shows how ethnic categories are only somewhat related to categories or race, nationality, or culture. Finally, it discusses how ethnic categories can be created or altered, and how conflict along ethnic lines is increasingly prevalent.
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The person in this figure— “ego,” or “I”—occupies many social statuses. The green circles indicate ascribed statuses; the orange circles represent achieves statuses.
Ethnic composition of the US The first graph shows the composition of the US in 1993. The second pair shows the composition of the US in 2050 with an annual immigration rate of zero (left) and with current levels of immigration (right).
Source: Martin and Midgley, 1994, p.9.
This July, 1995, photo was taken in Cambodia at the site of a mass execution, where approximately 2,000 bones and skulls remain.
Photo Credit: Darren Whiteside/ Reuters/Archive
Map of the former Yugoslavia with Provinces and Republics.