5 Geographies of Race

5 Geographies of Race - GEOG2300 - Space, Place, & Identity...

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GEOG2300 - Space, Place, & Identity Week 5 Geographies of Race and Ethnicity Overview ! Guest Lecture: ! Dr. Luisa Veronis, University of Ottawa ! ! Ethnic homelands, ethnic islands ! Ethnicity in the city ! Migration and ethnicity ! Colonial influences on ethnicity ! Aboriginal identities ! Practicing Geography: Arreola ! Quiz #1 review ! For next week. .. Race ! classification understood as arising from genetically significant differences among human populations ! visible differences among human populations ! visible differences in human physiognomy ! social construction varying across time and space 1 2 3
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Ethnicity ! derived from ethnic group ! group of people who share a common ancestry and cultural tradition ! strong feeling of group identity ! often living as a minority group in a larger society ! membership typically based on family heritage, or in some cases through marriage or adoption Ethnic connections with dominant culture ! acculturation ! ethnic group adopts enough of ways of dominant society to function economically and socially ! assimilation ! implies complete blending with dominant culture and may involve loss of many distinctive ethnic traits Ethnic homelands, ethnic islands 4 5 6
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Ethnicity in the city ! ethnic neighbourhoods ! voluntary communities where people of common ethnicity reside by choice ! racialized ghettos ! segregated, walled communities ! impoverished urban neighbourhoods often composed of racialized minorities Urban ethnic landscapes Migration and ethnicity ! chain migration ! relocation diffusion
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