Select the option that CORRECTLY completes the following statement on perspectives about the nature and basis of ethnicity:

Constructivists argue that ethnic identity is a(n) …

A. identity that is collectively and explicitly claimed by a group of people who share sociocultural features, such as customs and beliefs.

B. primitive collective identity which is determined at birth and rooted in ancestry, history or biological traits.

C. superficially created symbolic instrument that is used and exploited by leaders and others to pursue their own interests.

D. fluid and subjective identity that people construct through various means including conquest, colonisation or immigration.