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Ethnocentric Studies

radical notion Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 11:44 AM
Wow, an anti-sociologist sociologist. There are two ways to prominence in academia, to do and publish rigorous and relevant research (which is hard) or to be a "victimized" contrarian outlier attempting to lead your colleagues out of the intellectual "wasteland" to enlightenment (which is easy). Write an anecdotal, "politically incorrect" screed and you get to become an instant professorial rock star on Townhall. How about a little cheese with you whine, professor...
midfielder2 Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 1:35 PM
Dr. Adams is not a sociologist. If you read anything other than huffpo you would know that so your comment is ridiculous, similar to all your other thoughts.
Richard1805 Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 12:19 PM
"radical notion"? Pullllease! You are part of the"culture of all-behavior-is equal",nothing radical about that. As a 61 year old with a doctoral degree, I assure the readers and posters that much of the research in the field of sociology is fluff and bias-directed opinion rather than relevant research. I assume your sociology diploma looks good on mommy's basement wall. Light up your bong and go back to the MSNBC broadcast you were watching.
Mag14 Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 11:57 AM
Oh please. Adams' opinion piece isn't going to get published in American Sociological Review and you know it.
Ethnocentrism is under-rated. Most college students are exposed to the concept only if they take a course in Introductory Sociology or if they should chose to major in sociology. Even then, the concept of ethnocentrism is presented as an evil to be extinguished by fostering the value of anti-ethnocentrism.

For those who are not well-versed in the language of sociology, ethnocentrism refers to the tendency to judge other cultures by the standards of one’s own culture. Since this is a natural human tendency, the task of fostering anti-ethnocentrism is difficult, to say the least. But it is also self-defeating....