CH 4 AP Human Geography Vocabulary

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Barrio
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An urban area in a Spanish-speaking country.
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Cultural Shatterbelt
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A politically unstable region where differing cultural elements come into contact and conflict. Cultural clashes. for example, Indonesia with a background of multicultural, ethnicities and religions.
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Succesion
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Orderly natural changes and species replacements that take place in communities and ecosystems over time.
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Ethnic Cleansing
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The mass expulsion and killing of one ethic or religious group in an area by another ethnic or religious group in that area.
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Enclave
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An enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it.
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Ethnic Enclave
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A small area occupies by a distinctive minority culture.
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Ethnic homeland
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The concept of the place (cultural geography) to which an ethnic group holds a long history and a deep cultural association with.
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Ethnic Neighborhood
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An area within a city containing members of the same ethnic background.
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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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Ethnocentrism
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Belief in the superiority of one’s own ethnic group.
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Exclave
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A part of a country that is seperated from the rest of the country and surrounded by foreign territory.
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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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Plural Society
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a society in which different cultural groupls keep their own identity, beliefs, and traditions
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Residential Segregation
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Defined by Douglas Massey and Nancy Denton as \”the degree to which two or more groups live separately from one another, in different parts of the urban environment.\”
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Social Distance
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the perceived difference or similarity between oneself and another person
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Dowry Death
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in arranged marriages in india, bride is killed for failure of father to pay dowry
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Enfranchisement
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the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on
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Queer Theory
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Theory defined by geographers Glen Elder, Lawrence Knopp, and Heidi Nast that highlights the contextual nature of opposition to the heteronormative and focuses on the political engagement of \”queers\” with the heteronormative.
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Infanticide
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murdering an infant

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