By Guido Bolaffi, Raffaele Bracalenti, Peter H Braham, Sandro Gindro
Race, ethnicity and tradition are ideas which are interpreted in numerous and sometimes contradictory methods. This Dictionary of Race, Ethnicity and tradition provides the old history and etymology of a large variety of phrases concerning those strategies, discourses of race, ethnicity and tradition from a widely multicultural standpoint. This new and up to date dictionary comprises various references to either ecu and American recommendations, debates and phrases.
Contributors to the dictionary contain recognized anthropologists, biologists, legal professionals, philosophers, sociologists and psychologists, permitting the Dictionary to convey an interdisciplinary method of the subject material, and a wealthy number of voice and content material that may otherwise
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P. ] ART AND ETHNICITY (It. arte ed etnia; Fr. art et ethnie; Ger. Kunst und EthnizitaÈt) There are three generally accepted meanings of the term `art': (1) any human activity which depends on artistry or craftsmanship; (2) a use of skills and creative imagination in the production of `aesthetic objects'; and (3) ®ne arts. We shall consider the second de®nition given above. The study of the feelings, concepts and judgements related to `beauty' in the broadest sense is the ®eld of the philosophical discipline of `aesthetics' which, in the West, dates back to ancient Greece.
The Council of Europe has decided to abandon all assimilation policies and now merely expects immigrants to share the fundamental values of Western societies such as democracy and the distinction between civil law and religious law (this position is still considered by many to be highly Eurocentric). This new model of integration does not intend to provide a solution to all cultural con¯icts, but attempts to suggest a means of mediation or reconciliation ± based on reciprocal respect and conditions of substantial social EQUALITY ± aimed at providing safer ground for the creation of a peaceful, multicultural Europe.
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. In the 1990s, the attention of international bodies turned to the global nature of many questions involving ethics. g. the European Convention on Biomedicine and Human Rights ± enacted in 1998 ± which was the ®rst international bioethics document to be binding for the states signing it).
Dictionary of Race, Ethnicity and Culture by Guido Bolaffi, Raffaele Bracalenti, Peter H Braham, Sandro Gindro