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Us Against ThemEthnocentric Foundations of American Opinion$
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Donald R. Kinder and Cindy D. Kam

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226435701

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226435725.001.0001

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Four Theories in Search of Ethnocentrism

Four Theories in Search of Ethnocentrism

(p.7) Chapter 1 Four Theories in Search of Ethnocentrism
Us Against Them
University of Chicago Press

This chapter analyzes four theories that claim to speak to ethnocentrism. These theoretical perspectives include ethnocentrism as a consequence of realistic group conflict, as an outgrowth of the authoritarian personality, as an expression of social identity, and as an outcome of natural selection. The chapter analyzes the nature of ethnocentrism and discusses the explanation associated with William Graham Sumner, Daniel Levinson, Henri Tajfel, and Edward O. Wilson.

Keywords:   ethnocentrism, group conflict, authoritarian personality, social identity, natural selection, William Graham Sumner, Daniel Levinson, Henri Tajfel, Edward O. Wilson

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