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Cultural identity and pride

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Subject Description

This category is used to index information on positive and negative attitudes towards one's own and other cultures and their expressions in behavior, customs, and cultural institutions (e.g., consciousness of kind, patriotism, nationalism); unfavorable judgments of other groups (e.g., prejudice, stereotyping, ethnocentrism, scapegoating, national antipathies); symbolic representation (e.g., flags, anthems, emblems, national figures/treasures).

The category, term, and scope note were rewritten in 1997.

Total culture

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