Vocabulary
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Gender
Social differences between men and women, rather than the anatomical, biological differences between the sexes. Notions of gender differences that it, what is considered "feminine" or "masculine" vary greatly over time and space.
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Identity
Defined by geographer Gillian Rose as "how we make sense of ourselves,” how people see themselves at different scales.
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Identifying against
Constructing an identity by first defining the "other" and then defining ourselves as "not the other"
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Race
A categorization of humans based on skin color and other physical characteristics.
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Racism
Frequently referred to as a system or attitude toward visible differences in individuals, racism is an ideology of difference that ascribes significance and meaning to culturally, socially, and politically constructed ideas based on phonetically features

Residental Segregation
Defined by geographer Douglas Massey and Nancy Denton as the degree to which two or more groups live separately from one another, in different parts of an urban environment.
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Succession
Process by which new immigrants to a city move to and dominate or take over areas or neighborhoods occupied by older immigrant groups
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Sense of place
State of mind derived through the infusion of a place with meaning and emotion by remembering important events that occurred in that place or by labeling a place with a certain character.
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Ethnicity
Affiliation or identity within a group of people bound by common ancestry and culture.

Space
Social relations stretched out
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Place
The fourth theme of geography as defined by the Geography Educational National Implementation Project; uniqueness of a location.

Gendered
In terms of place, whether the place is designed for or claimed by men and women

Queer Theory
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

Dowry Deaths
In the context of arranged marriages in India, disputes over the price to be paid by the family of the bride to the father of the groom (the dowry) have, in some extreme cases, led to the death of the bride(s).
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Barrioization
Defined by geographer James Curtis as the dramatic increase in Hispanic population in a given neighborhood; referring to barrio, the Spanish word for neighborhood