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AP Hum Geo Ch5

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gender Social differences between men and women, rather than the anatomical, biological differences between the sexes. Notions of gender differences – that is, what is considered “feminine” or “masculine” – vary greatly over time and space.
identity Defined by geographer Gillian Rose as “how we make sense of ourselves,” how people see themselves at different scales.
identifying against Constructing an identity by first defining the “other” and then defining ourselves as “not the other.”
race A categorization of humans based on skin color and other physical characteristics. Racial categories are social and political constructions because they are based on ideas that some biological differences (especially skin color) are more important than o
racism Frequently referred to as a system or attitude toward visible differences in individuals, racism is an ideology of difference that ascribes (predominantly negative) significance and meaning to culturally, socially, and politically constructed ideas based
residential segregation Defined by geographers Douglas Massey and Nancy Denton as the degree to which two or more groups live separately from one another, in different parts of an urban environment.
succession Process by which new immigrants to a city move to and dominate or take over areas or neighborhoods occupied by older immigrant groups. For example, in the early twentieth century, Puerto Ricans “invaded” the immigrant Jewish neighborhood of East Harlem a
sense of place State of mind derived through the infusion of a place with meaning and emotion by remembering important events that occurred in that place or by labeling a place with a certain character.
ethnicity Affiliation or identity within a group of people bound by common ancestry and culture.
space Defined by Doreen Massey and Pat Jess as “social relations stretched out.”
place The fourth theme of geography as defined by the Geography educational National Implementation Project; uniqueness of a location.
gendered In terms of a place, whether the place is designed for or claimed by men or women.
queer theory Theory defined by geographers Glen elder, Lawrence Knopp, and Heidi Nast that highlights the contextual nature of opposition to the heteronormative and focuses on the political engagement of “queers” with the heteronormative.
dowry deaths In the context of arranged marriages in India, disputes over the price to be paid by the family of the bride to the father of the groom (the dowry) have, in some extreme cases, led to the death of the bride.
barrioization Defined by geographer James Curtis as the dramatic increase in Hispanic population in a given neighborhood; referring to barrio, the Spanish word for neighborhood.
Created by: KT's AP HG on 2012-05-13



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