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us: Minorities


  • Here are entered general works on racial, religious, ethnic, or other minority groups. Works on the discipline of ethnology, and works on the origin, distribution, and characteristics of the elements of the population of a particular region or country are entered under [Ethnology,] with appropriate local subdivision. Theoretical works on the concept of groups of people who are bound together by common ties of ancestry and culture are entered under [Ethnic groups.] Works on the subjective sense of belonging to an individual ethnic group are entered under [Ethnicity.]
  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • us: Ethnic minorities
    • us: Foreign population
    • us: Minority groups
  • Broader Terms

    • us: Persons
  • Related Terms

    • us: Assimilation (Sociology)
    • us: Discrimination
    • us: Ethnic relations
    • us: Majorities
    • us: Plebiscite
    • us: Race relations
    • us: Segregation
  • LC Classification

    • JC312
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered general works on racial, religious, ethnic, or other minority groups. Works on the discipline of ethnology, and works on the origin, distribution, and characteristics of the elements of the population of a particular region or country are entered under [Ethnology,] with appropriate local subdivision. Theoretical works on the concept of groups of people who are bound together by common ties of ancestry and culture are entered under [Ethnic groups.] Works on the subjective sense of belonging to an individual ethnic group are entered under [Ethnicity.]
  • Editorial Notes

    • individual races, ethnic groups, or other minority groups, e.g. [German Americans; People with disabilities;] etc.; and subdivisions [Ethnic relations] and [Race relations] under individual countries, cities, etc.
  • Example Notes

    • Notes under [Ethnic groups; Ethnicity; Ethnology; Urban minorities]
  • Change Notes

    • 2004-09-20: new
    • 2012-07-16: revised
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