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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 oneself "not the other"
Gender Socially constructed idea of roles, behaviors, and activities that are appropriate for men and women
Race Social constructs 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, usually based on cultural traits (language, religion), 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 (race, sexuality, class, gender)
Gross national income A measurement of a country's wealth that includes the total value if all goods and services produced within a country, plus income received from investments outside the country in a year
Formal economy Economic productivity in agriculture ], mining, and services that is counted or taxed by the government
Informal economy Portion of the economy that is not taxed or regulated by the government. Goods and services are exchanged based on barter or cash systems, and earnings are not reporter=d to the government
Vulnerability Probability of destruction of life or property from a hazard or crisis
Sex ratio Number of males relative to 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 s neighborhood (barrio in Spanish means neighborhood)
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