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AP Human Geography: Ethnic Diversity and Separatism

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Acculturation
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the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure
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Adaptation
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the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
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Amalgamation Theory
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in ethnic geography, the concept that multiethnic societies become a merger of the culture traits of their member groups
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Assimilation
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the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
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Behavioral Assimilation
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social situation in which a minority adopts the dominant group’s language, values, and behavioral patterns.
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Chain Migration
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pattern of migration that develops when migrants move along and through kinship links
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Charter Group
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the dominant first arrivals establishing the cultural norms and standards against which other immigrant groups were measured
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Cluster Migration
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large groups of people moving all together
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Colony
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a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
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Culture Rebound
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the readoption by later generations of culture traits and identities associated with immigrant forebears or ancestral homelands
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Ethnic Enclave
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a small area occupied by a distinctive minority culture
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Ethnic Geography
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study of diffusion, migration and mixing of peoples of different origins
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Ethnic Group
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people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
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Ethnic Island
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the dispersed and rural counterparts of urban ethnic neighborhoods
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Ethnicity
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Identity with a group of people that share distinct physical and mental traits as a product of common heredity and cultural traditions.
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Ethnic Province
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a large territory, urban and rural, dominated by or closely associated with a single ethnic group
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Ethnocentrism
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belief in the superiority of one’s own ethnic group
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First Effective Settlement
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the culture that first moves into an area has a tremendous influence on the area no matter how tiny the initial band of settlers may have been.
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Gene Flow
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the movement of genes into or out of a population due to interbreeding
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Genetic Drift
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The gradual changes in gene frequencies in a population due to random events
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Ghetto
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a poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions
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Host Society
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The established and dominant society within which immigrant groups work accomodation.
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Natural Selection
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a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment
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Race
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people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock
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Segregation
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a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
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Social Distance
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the perceived difference or similarity between oneself and another person
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Structural Assimilation
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the social condition in which the minority is accepted on equal terms with the rest of society.
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Tipping Point
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the degree of neighborhood racial or ethnic mixing that induces the former majority group to move out rapidly