Lecture 5: Research Methods and Ethnicity
What is ethnicity?
-where you were born
-family relations or cultural heritage
-we can decide our own ethnicity based on our backgrounds; subjective
What is culture?
What is a minority group?
-ethnocultural groups that have not originated in northern and western European countries
-majority: white, european
-immigrants from a variety of countries (visible minorities based on physical appearance that is
non aboriginal - special status)
Theoretical Perspectives of Ethnicity and Age
-Multiple jeopardy theory
-disadvantage one would have if they are for example aboriginal, old, and in poverty
-social networks and support
-buffer the disadvantages of ie. multiple jeopardy theory
-the life course perspective
-life unfolds from birth to death in a social, cultural, and historical context
-impact of social institutions, historical periods and events, personal biography, life cycle