Although often assumed to be synonymous with race, ethnicity is a distinct concept from race within the social sciences. Ethnicity and ethnic relations have long been major topics of research among sociologists, anthropologists, and historians, and in the twenty-first century, courses in ethnic studies exist at many colleges and universities throughout the United States. Ethnicity also is a factor in some of the most pressing issues both in the United States and in many nations throughout the... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2019. 2p.