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Chapter 5

Identity How people make sense of themselves and how they see themselves at different scales
Identifying Against Constructing an identity by first defining an “other” and then defining self “not the other.”
Gender Socially constructed ideas of roles, behaviors, and activities that are appropriate for men and women.
Race social constructions of differences among people based on skin color. Such constructions have had profound consequences on rights and opportunities.
Residential Segregation the “degree to which two or more groups live separately from one another” within an urban area.
Succession Process by which new immigrants move to a city and take over areas or neighborhoods occupied by older immigrant groups.
Ethnicity identity shared by a group of people who have a common culture, generally based on cultural traits (religion, language), national origin, or race.
Structures of Power assumptions and relationships dictating who is in control and who has power over others
Sexuality sexual orientation or preference identified by a person
Intersectionality the overlap or interconnection between social groups, including race, gender, class, and sexuality.
Gross National Income measurement of a country’s wealth that includes the total value of all goods and services produced within the borders of a country, plus income received from investments outside of the country in a year.
Formal Economy what is reported to and taxed by government
Informal Economy economic activities not counted or taxed by government
Vulnerability Probability of destruction of life or property from a hazard or crisis.
Sex Ratio the ratio of males relative to females in a population
Dowry a price paid in cash and gifts by the bride’s family to the groom’s father
Barrioization (derived from the Spanish word for neighborhood, barrio) to describe a change that saw the Hispanic population of a neighborhood jump from 4 percent in 1960 to over 90 percent in 2000.
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