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Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural SocietiesFoundations for better epidemiology, public health, and health care$
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Raj S. Bhopal

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198568179

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568179.001.0001

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Terminology and classifications for ethnic and racial groups

Terminology and classifications for ethnic and racial groups

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(p.29) Chapter 2 Terminology and classifications for ethnic and racial groups
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Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies
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Bhopal Raj S.

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568179.003.0002

This chapter argues that efforts to create racial and ethnic classifications have led to numerous insights, particularly that the process is arbitrary, subjective, context-specific, purpose-driven, and imprecise. The process is atheoretical in that there is no coherent theoretical factor that underpins classifications. Topics discussed include the challenges of studying racial and ethnic differences without creating stigma or inequity; devising population groups using the concepts of race and ethnicity — historical and contemporary examples; analysing the facets of race and ethnicity that population groupings are based on; and the development of population groupings into comprehensive classifications of race and ethnicity, past and present.

Keywords:   ethnic groups, ethnic differences, racial differences, public health, inequality, stigma

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