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2011-10-29 10:40:21

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  1. gender
    a culture's assumptions about the differences between men and women: their "characteristics", the roles they play in societey, what they represent
  2. identity
    how we view/make sense of ourselves
  3. identifying against
    when identifying ourselves we first define the "other" then define ourselves as "not the other"
  4. race
    a constructed identity and is a perfrect example of how identities are bulit
  5. racism
    the assumtion that "other" is and can only be one thing based on the color of thier skin
  6. residential segregation
    the degree to which two or more groups live separately from one another, in differentparts of the urban environment
  7. invasion and succession
    new immigrants to a city often move to areas occupied by older immigrant groups

    • ex.
    • In New York, Puerto Ricans "invaded" the immigrant Jewish neighborhood of East Harlem in the early twentieth century, successively taking over the neighborhood
  8. sense of place
    how we view a place (similar to identies in how they are formed through personal experiences and how they change because of personal experiences)
  9. ethnicity
    an idea that steems from the notion that people are closely bounded ,even related, in a certain place over time. historically constructd like all cultural identites and is often considered natural because it implies anbcient ralations among a people over time

    • ex.
    • In the US a group of people may defing their ethnicity as Swiss but there are many groups of people that differ greatly from eachother inside Swizerland so which are they? They might not be any of the groups inside Swizerland but the way they see Switzerland as who they are might not exist in Switzerland.
  10. space
    social relations streched out
  11. place
    particular articulations of those social relations as they have come together , over time, in that particular location
  12. gendered
    places disigned for women or for men, a buliding can be constucted with the goal of being gendered or can become so by the way people use it
  13. queer theory
  14. dowry deaths
    a woman is betrothed throug an arranged marrige and if the father of the woman cannot afford the price to pay the family of the man's family then somtimes the woman is killed by the man or her in-laws
  15. barrioization
    when a hispanic population invades and successes a white neighborhood where the bulidings and roads remain the same but the decor and more non-material culture is changed to fit the hispanic culture
  16. explain how identity is constructed
  17. describe how race was/is used to identify the "other" historically and today. Also, explain the motivation behind the construction of racial categories
  18. explain how the concept of scale plays a part in identity
  19. explain with examples the relationship that ethnicity has with place and scale
  20. describe the distribution of major ethnicities within the US

    identify states/regions in which they are clustered
    regions inb which they arre mostly absent
    provide reasons for the present distribution
  21. explain how power relationships subjugate certain groups of people

    how government affects the eppertunities of women and racial/ethnical groups
    global examples of women being subjugated
    the limitations of government to affect the realities of women and racial/ethnical groups
  22. describe with examples the ways in which power relationships among ethnic groups has shifted over time