By Guido Bolaffi, Raffaele Bracalenti, Peter H Braham, Sandro Gindro

Race, ethnicity and tradition are techniques which are interpreted in a variety of and infrequently contradictory methods. This Dictionary of Race, Ethnicity and tradition provides the ancient historical past and etymology of a large variety of phrases with regards to those ideas, taking a look at discourses of race, ethnicity and tradition from a widely multicultural viewpoint. This new and up to date dictionary comprises quite a few references to either eu and American options, debates and phrases.

Contributors to the dictionary comprise recognized anthropologists, biologists, attorneys, philosophers, sociologists and psychologists, allowing the Dictionary to convey an interdisciplinary method of the subject material, and a wealthy number of voice and content material that might otherwise

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Regarding the controversy on female circumcision (INFIBULATION). The debate on bioethics and multiculturalism also has practical implications. Ethnic minorities and local communities increasingly demand to participate in medical decisions that may affect their members. As a consequence ethics committees have been taking their views into account. It is now quite usual for group leaders or other prominent persons in a community to be 26 BIOETHICS AND ETHNICITY actively involved in the design of medical research as well as in the ethical review of medical care and public health policies.

1947) `Racial identi®cation and preference in Negro children', in Newcomb, T. , Hartley, E. L. 1958, Readings in Social Psychology, Holt, New York. Devereux, G. (1978) Ethnopsychoanalysis: Psychoanalysis and Anthropology as Complementary Frames of Reference, University of California Press, Berkeley. 12 ALTRUISM function had already been attributed to `social constraints' (contrainte sociale), which Durkheim (1893) considered indispensable to the development of `mechanical solidarity' and not ± unlike `organic solidarity' which was based on the division of labour ± the result of egoistic considerations.

More recently, Cornell West has analysed the reasons for the detachment or alienation of African-Americans. This author suggests that the proper starting-point for the crucial debate about the prospects of black America is an examination of the nihilism that increasingly pervades black communities: between alienation as a result of work and other phenomena, Seeman (1959) found that ethnic hostility (ETHNICITY) contributed very little to the alienation of black Americans, which was more likely to be based on their lack of power.

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