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This chapter helps students review the concepts in an ethnic groups in Europe unit of a standard college anthropology course. Topics covered include:
- Ethnic groups in Italy, Germany, and Sweden
- The culture and history of Romani people
- Ethnic groups in the Netherlands, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Poland
- Portugal, Norway, Ukraine, and England ethnic groups
- Ethnic groups in Switzerland, Austria, Finland, and Kazakhstan
- Denmark, Belgium, Czech and Yugoslavia ethnic groups
- Ethnic groups in Georgia, Romania and Hungary
1. Ethnic Groups in Italy
Italy has been home to a wide range of people, but is ethnically pretty homogenous. In this lesson we are going to talk about what ethnicity means to the Italian people, and see how this reflects some of their history.
2. Ethnic Groups in Germany
The term German can mean both an ethnicity and a nationality, so what's the difference? In this lesson we'll talk about what it means to be German, and see how this has impacted their history.
3. Sweden Ethnic Groups
Sweden, a country in Scandinavia in northern Europe, is made of mostly ethnic Swedes, Finns, Danes and Sami people. Sweden, until recently has encouraged large waves of immigration that have dramatically changed its ethnic composition.
4. Romani People: Culture & History
The Romani are a distinct ethnic group that have been a constant feature of European history, and simultaneously largely ignored. In this lesson, we'll talk about Romani history and culture and see what this group is up to today.
5. Ethnic Groups in the Netherlands
The Netherlands has a reputation for being a very friendly place, and it is, but ethnicity is a tricky subject no matter where you are. In this lesson we'll talk about ethnicity in the Netherlands, and see how the changing world is affecting Dutch society.
6. Ireland Ethnic Groups
The island of Ireland has an interesting past that is equal parts isolation and invasion. This history has left an impact on Irish ethnicity, which we'll explore in this lesson.
7. Ethnic Groups in the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom, despite being mostly made up of white British or Irish citizens, has an impressive amount of ethnic diversity. In this lesson, we look at the ethnic groups of the UK.
8. Poland Ethnic Groups
Poland is not inhabited only by Poles. Like many other nations, Poland has inhabitants who do not belong to the majority of the population. This lesson examines the culture and history of three of these ethnic groups.
9. Iceland Ethnic Groups
There's not a lot that most people know about the small European nation of Iceland. In this lesson, we're going to talk specifically about ethnicity in Iceland, and see what this means for the nation today.
10. Portugal Ethnic Groups
Who all lives in Portugal? In this lesson, we will explore the distribution of ethnic groups in Portugal, and discuss historic reasons for these demographic statistics.
11. Norway Ethnic Groups
Norway consists mainly of ethnic Norwegians and a small group of people people related to Finns and Hungarians. Nearly a fifth of Norway is composed of migrants. Learn more about Norway's ethnic diversity in this lesson.
12. Ukraine Ethnic Groups
Despite the fact that ethnicity has long been a hotly debated issue in the country, more recent events have reinforced the fact that Ukraine's ethnic groups still greatly matter.
13. England Ethnic Groups
England is a major nation in the global economy and society, but who are the English people? In this lesson, we'll talk about ethnicity on the island and see what it means to English society.
14. Switzerland Ethnic Groups
Switzerland is a major European nation, but there's actually a lot that most people don't know about it. In this lesson, we'll talk about ethnicity in Switzerland, and see how this reflects the nation's history.
15. Austria Ethnic Groups
The nation of Austria has a long and complex history, and this has had some dramatic implications on its ideas about ethnicity. In this lesson we will look at ethnicity in Austria and see what it means to the nation today.
16. Finland Ethnic Groups
No one knows how long the Finns have resided within Finland; many believe it has been for over two thousand years. But the Finns are not the only peoples to call Finland home. This lesson examines some of the other groups that also live there.
17. Kazakhstan Ethnic Groups
Kazakhstan is a nation in Central Asia with unique ideas about ethnic identity. In this lesson, we'll look at the ethnic groups of Kazakhstan and see what this means in the nation today.
18. Denmark Ethnic Groups
Denmark is not a place people traditionally look to find diversity, but that doesn't mean it isn't there. In this lesson, we'll talk about the changing ethnic composition of Denmark and see what this means for the nation today.
19. Belgium Ethnic Groups
The nation of Belgium has an interesting history, which has had some interesting impacts on its ethnic diversity. In this lesson we'll look at ethnicity in Belgium, and see what it means to the nation today.
20. Historic Yugoslavian Ethnic Groups
Have you ever heard of Yugoslavia? Congratulations if you have! As it's no longer an actual country. Yugoslavia had a lot of different ethnic groups at one point in time. Find out what they were.
21. Czech Republic Ethnic Groups
The Czech Republic is not the oldest nation in the world, but it's population has remained pretty ethnically consistent for centuries. In this lesson, we are going to see what ethnicity means in the Czech Republic today.
22. Ethnic Groups in the Country of Georgia
The country of Georgia has a complex history. In this lesson, we'll be focusing on how that has impacted the ethnic composition of the nation, and see what that means for Georgia today.
23. Ethnic Groups in Romania
The nation of Romania is home to many people, but who are they? In this lesson, we'll talk about the major ethnic groups in Romania and see what ethnicity means to the nation today.
24. Hungary Ethnic Groups
Hungary is a major nation of Eastern Europe. In this lesson, we'll look at the various ethnic groups of Hungary, and see what this means to the nation today.
25. French Pop Culture
This lesson explores French popular culture through its media, entertainment, and public celebrations. We will learn about the aspects of French culture that make it unique, such as science fiction, caricature, political satire, cinema, and Carnival.
26. French Food Culture
French food culture means different things to different people, but it really is one of France's greatest cultural contributions to the world. Even though there are rules about eating and drinking, French food is meant to be enjoyed and shared with others.
27. French Culture: Facts, Customs & Traditions
French culture has given the world high fashion and amazing food, among other things. In this lesson, we'll look at some facts, customs, and traditions of French culture.
28. French Culture: Politics & Society
France loves politics and politics loves France. Things happen in the French political system that would seem shocking to some Americans. Read about French politics and its influence on French society that was born out of a revolution.
29. Traditional Games in Scotland
This lesson takes us on a tour of Scotland's famous Highland Games, featuring four out of the 60 events. Usually played at heritage festivals, these games join with kilts and bagpipes as a symbol of the Scottish people and Scottish pride.
30. Scottish Highland Games: Events & History
Anyone with Scottish roots feels a sense of pride when attending Highland Games. These events celebrate Scottish history and strength, bringing together families from miles around.
31. Traditional Games in Romania
In this lesson, we'll travel to Romania and find out more about the rich game traditions of the people. Beyond the popular fiction of this country, we find games similar to American baseball and interesting variations of tag.
32. Traditional Games in the Netherlands
Traditional games in the Netherlands take many forms. Whether it's a more traditional board game or speed skating, the Dutch have several ways to enjoy a friendly (or not) competition.
33. Traditional Games in Belgium
Belgians enjoy many of the same modern day sports that are loved around the world. However, some people still enjoy playing the country's more traditional games. In this lesson, you'll learn about the rules and objectives of several traditional Belgian games.
34. Traditional Food & Music in Slovakia
In this lesson, you'll learn a little bit about the traditional music and food you can find in Slovakia. First, we'll look at some of the folk music, and an important instrument in Slovak music. Then, we'll look at traditional food, and some special holiday meals you can find in Slovakia today.
35. Traditional Games in Poland
The Polish people celebrate their cultural traditions, especially their games. Many of these pastimes date back to the Middle Ages. In this lesson, we'll look at two of these ancient games and a more contemporary one from the 20th century.
36. Traditional Games in Norway
The impact of the Viking culture can be found throughout Norway, even in the games they play. In this lesson, you will learn about the traditional games that entertain Norwegians, including some that can be traced back to the Vikings.
37. Traditional Games in Ukraine
Traditional games have existed in Ukraine for centuries and have survived until modern times. Learn about the activities, festivals, and games unique to this country and people.
38. Traditional Games in Austria
No matter where you are from, most everyone has played freeze tag, dodgeball, or keep-away as a child. However, they are not always played the same way. In this lesson, you will learn how the Austrians play each of these games, as well as a few others.
39. Traditional Games in Finland
Can you imagine a game of baseball where the ball is thrown straight up in the air instead of straight to the batter? In the Finnish version of baseball, that is exactly what they do. In this lesson, you will learn more about this and other traditional games of Finland.
40. Traditional Games in Germany
In this lesson, you will learn about traditional games in Germany. First, we will look at some popular card and board games that have been popular for a couple hundred years. Then we will look at some more athletic games and some children's games that are still beloved today.
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