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ERIC Number: ED146291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 85
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Further Reflections on Ethnicity.
Novak, Michael
In this book, a series of essays on ethnicity, indicate that there is a movement to renew self consciousness on the part of many ethnic groups from various generations. This is called the "new ethnicity". The new ethnicity has at least three components. First, it calls for a new sensitivity to others in their differences. Second, it is a form of consciousness raising about one's own ethnic group. Third, there is a willingness to share in the social and political needs and struggles of groups to which one is culturally tied as a way of bringing about greater harmony and justice. Tied in with the new ethnicity is a need for a public and popular humanities; a pluralism of stories, myths, and detailed studies that touch various ethnic groups. Also needed is a high culture which provides continuity with the achievements of the past. Because there is a danger in writing about ethnicity solely in the context of culture and consciousness, the relationship between ethnicity and its direct/indirect link to the distribution of powers, wealth, status, and occupations is discussed. Another major aspect of the new ethnicity that is developed is that in a pluralistic, highly mobile world like that of the U.S., a new human type needs to be developed, that of the pluralistic personality. Finally, both negative and positive reasons for the new ethnicity are given. (Author/AM)
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