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Minorities
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[German Version]

I. Social Sciences – II. Religious Studies – III. Christianity – IV. Judaism – V. Islam

I. Social Sciences

Minorities are groups whose members perceive themselves or are perceived by others as a (related) portion of society distinct from the rest. The distinction is based on actual or supposed features divergent from the characteristics of the rest, often with negative connotations. Sometimes relative powe…

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Britz, Gabriele, Baumann, Martin, Fleischmann-Bisten, Walter, Wendehorst, Stephan and Malik, Jamal, “Minorities”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_14133>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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