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social differences between men and women, rather than the anatomical, biological differences between the sexes; notions of gender differences vary greatly over time and space


how we make sense of ourselves; how people see themselves at different scales

identifying against

constructing an identity by first defining the "other" and then defining ourselves as "not the other"


a categorization of humans based on skin color and other physical characteristics; _________ categories are socjial and political constructions because they are based on ideas that some biological differences (especially skin color) are more inportant than others (e.g. height, etc.), even though the latter might have more significance in terms of human activity


frequently referred to as a system or attitude toward visible differences in individuals, __________ is is an ideology of differnce that ascribes significance and meaning to culturally, socially, and politically constructed ideas based on phenotypical features

residential segregation

the degree to which two or more groups live separately from one another, in different parts of an urban environment

invasion and succession

process by which new immigrants to a city move to and dominate or take over areas or neighborhoods occupied by older immigrant groups

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


affiliation or identity within a group of people bound by common ancestry and culture


"social relations stretched out"


uniqueness of a location


in terms of a place, whether the place is designed for or claimed by men or women

queer theory

highlights the contextual nature of opposition to the heteronormative and focuses on the political engagement of "queers" with the heteronormative

dowry deaths

disputes over the price to be paid by the family of the bride to the fater of the groom ave, in some extreme cases, led to the death of the bride


the dramtatic increase in Hispanic population in a given neighborhood

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