GEOGRAPHIES OF RACE AND ETHNICITY

GEOGRAPHIES OF RACE AND ETHNICITY - Acculturation vs...

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GEOGRAPHIES OF RACE AND ETHNICITY: MELTING POT OR MOSAIC
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When does cuisine cease to be ethnic and become simply “American”? What role does cultural diffusion play in the process? Do we have “foreign” food in the U.S.?
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Race vs Ethnicity Race can be understood as a genetically significant difference among human populations. Many social scientist suggest that race is a social construct. An ethnic group is a group of people who share a common ancestry and cultural tradition, often living as a minority group in a larger society.
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Two examples of ethnic pride in Nebraska
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Castas painting from colonial Mexico illustrating some of the racial and ethnic combinations created by the intermixing of groups.
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Mug shots – from FBI’s Most Wanted List Do visible characteristics of race differ from the U.S. “idea” of race?
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Is racism an embarrassment of the past, or here to stay?
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Unformatted text preview: Acculturation vs assimilation Immigrant rights protest, Los Angeles, Spring 2006 Ethnic Regions Ethnic homelands and islands Ethnic neighborhoods and racialized ghettos Recent shifts in ethnic mosaics Ethnic minorities in China. Acadiana, the Louisiana French homeland alternate maps Selected ethnic homelands in North America Mobility and Ethnicity Migration and ethnicity Simplification and isolation Globalization Long view of race and ethnicity Race and European colonization Indigenous identities in the face of globalization Nature-Culture Cultural preadaptation Habitat and the preservation of difference Environmental racism Ethnic Cultural Landscape Urban ethnic landscapes Re-creation of ethnic cultural landscapes Ethnic culinary landscapes...
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2011 for the course GEO 101 taught by Professor Dawnwrobel during the Spring '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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