Re: Ethnicity of the Deaf

Kathleen A. Gillogly (Kagillogly@AOL.COM)
Thu, 15 Feb 1996 11:58:01 -0500

In a message dated 96-02-13 16:18:08 EST, tkavanag@INDIANA.EDU (thomas w
kavanagh) writes:

> As I usually apply it, ethnicity
>refers to membership in a group by virtue of birth to an existing member
>of the group. It is thus something more than a synonym for a
>culture-bearing unit.

Clearly you aren't a Southeast Asianist! Switching ethnicity is a well-known
phenomenon in Thailand and Burma. For a great example, read E. Leach's
_Political Systems of Highland Burma_. Peter Kunstadter has documented this
phenomenon in recent times.

Kate Gillogly
Dept. of Anthropology
Univ. of Michigan