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Chap. 5 Vocab

acculturation the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another
barrioization the dramatic increase in Hispanic population in a given neighborhood (barrio=neighborhood)
creolization the blending of African, European, and some Amerindian cultural elements into the unique sociocultural systems found in the Carribean
dowry deaths the murder or suicide of a married woman caused by a dispute over her dowry (the money, goods, or estate that a woman brings to her husband or his family in marriage)
ethnic culture culture that is unique for a group of people based on a common place of origin, beliefs, values, and traditions over time
ethnicity affiliation or identity within a group of people bound by common ancestry and culture
ethnocentrism belief in the superiority of one's nation or ethnic group
gender a culture's assumptions about the differences between men and women: their 'characters', and the roles they play in society
gendered in terms of place, whether the place is designed for or claimed by men or women
identifying against when we first define the "other" and then we define ourselves as "not the other"
identity "how we make sense of ourselves", or how people see themselves at different scales
multiculturalism the presence of, or support of, several distinct cultural or ethnic groups within a society
place the uniqueness of a location
queer theory an approach to literary and cultural study that rejects traditional categories of gender and sexuality
race a categorization of humans based on skin color and other characteristics
racism prejudices and discrimination based on cultural differences between ethnic or racial groups
residential segregation the physical separation of two or more groups into different neighborhoods
sense of place a strong identity that is deeply felt by inhabitants and visitors
space social relations stretched out
succession process by which new immigrants to a city move to and dominate or take over areas or neighborhoods occupied by older immigrant groups ex: Puerto Ricans in East Harlem taking place of Jews
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