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Chapter 5

TermDefinition
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 humans based on skin color that have had profound consequences on rights and opportunities
Residential segregation 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 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 interconnection and overlap between social categories (e.g. race, sexuality, class, gender)
Gross national income (GNI) A 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 Economic productivity in agriculture, mining, industry, and services that is counted or taxed by government. Trade is through formal channels, often using credit
Informal economy Portion of the economy that is not taxed or regulated by government. Goods and services are exchanged based on barter or cash systems, and earnings are not reported to government
Vulnerability Probability of destruction of life or property from a hazard or crisis
Sex ratio number of males relative to number of females in a population
Dowry Price paid in cash and gifts through marriage. Generally given by the bride’s family to the groom’s father
Barrioization Dramatic increase in Hispanic population in a neighborhood; referring to barrio, the Spanish word for neighborhood (defined by geographer James Curtis)
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