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Message ID: 8372
Date: 2010-02-02

Author:Briony Horsfall

Subject:Re: race, ethnicity and culture [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Dear Todd, Care and sensitivity is required when using these terms in research and publications. Race is a social construction, so any definition needs to recognize that. I would recommend doing a search in a database, such as EbscoHost (especially SocIndex). I would also suggest reading Morning, A. (2005). 'Keywords:race', Contexts, vol.4, no.4, p. 44-46 and Johnson, H. (1998). 'Ethnic monitoring', in Social Work and Minorities: European Perspectives. Regards, ------------------------------------------------ Briony Horsfall Research Officer | National Child Protection Clearinghouse Australian Institute of Family Studies Level 20, 485 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Tel: +61 3 9214 7867| Fax: +61 3 9214 7839 www.aifs.gov.au ------------------------------------------------ AIFS Conference 2010 Melbourne, 7-9 July 2010 Abstract submissions close 5 February 2010 Enquiries: aifs@thinkbusinessevents.com.au conference.aifs.gov.au On Feb 3, 2010, at 9:37 AM, Diane Miller wrote: Todd, Several years ago I worked on a local government data collection project where we struggled with this issue. At that time, different agencies (eg. census, department of education, DHHS) used different definitions. There was no consensus. I do not know if a standard has since been developed, but you can find some articles on this topic at the US Government Printing Office, http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/home.action by searching for "ethnicity race" or similar terms. One public report you can find there that may be a bit dated (1997), but discusses the complexities of the problem is entitled Statistical Agencies: Collection and Reporting of Race and Ethnicity Data. I hope this is helpful, Diane -- Diane Wach Miller, M.S.Ed., LPC Support and Acquisitions Specialist National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect Cornell University dianemiller@cornell.edu 607.255.2543 www.ndacan.cornell.edu On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 4:27 PM, Todd McDonald > wrote: Although these terms are used in all research, there seems to be confusion on what each term means? in fact they are often used interchangeably, which seems problematic. Is there a good resource that will help distinguish race from ethnicity from culture? Todd McDonald

Dear Todd, Care and sensitivity is required when using these terms in research and publications. Race is a social construction, so any definition needs to recognize that. I would recommend doing a search in a database, such as EbscoHost (especially SocIndex). I would also suggest reading Morning, A. (2005). 'Keywords:race', Contexts, vol.4, no.4, p. 44-46 and Johnson, H. (1998). 'Ethnic monitoring', in Social Work and Minorities: European Perspectives. Regards, ------------------------------------------------ Briony Horsfall Research Officer | National Child Protection Clearinghouse Australian Institute of Family Studies Level 20, 485 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Tel: +61 3 9214 7867| Fax: +61 3 9214 7839 www.aifs.gov.au ------------------------------------------------ AIFS Conference 2010 Melbourne, 7-9 July 2010 Abstract submissions close 5 February 2010 Enquiries: aifsthinkbusinessevents.com.au conference.aifs.gov.au On Feb 3, 2010, at 9:37 AM, Diane Miller wrote: Todd, Several years ago I worked on a local government data collection project where we struggled with this issue. At that time, different agencies (eg. census, department of education, DHHS) used different definitions. There was no consensus. I do not know if a standard has since been developed, but you can find some articles on this topic at the US Government Printing Office, http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/home.action by searching for "ethnicity race" or similar terms. One public report you can find there that may be a bit dated (1997), but discusses the complexities of the problem is entitled Statistical Agencies: Collection and Reporting of Race and Ethnicity Data. I hope this is helpful, Diane -- Diane Wach Miller, M.S.Ed., LPC Support and Acquisitions Specialist National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect Cornell University dianemillercornell.edu 607.255.2543 www.ndacan.cornell.edu On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 4:27 PM, Todd McDonald > wrote: Although these terms are used in all research, there seems to be confusion on what each term means? in fact they are often used interchangeably, which seems problematic. Is there a good resource that will help distinguish race from ethnicity from culture? Todd McDonald