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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 powerlessne…

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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 17 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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