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Political Organization of Space
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Laws (no longer in effect) in South Africa that physically separated different races into different geographic areas.
Process by which a state breaks down through conflicts among its ethnicities
Illegal practice of inducing homeowners to sell their properties by telling them that a certain people of a certain race, national origin or religion are moving into the area
An attitude that tends to unify people and enhance support for a state
a force that divides people and countries
A Spanish-speaking neighborhood
Defined by geographer James Curtis as the dramatic increase in Hispanic population in a given neighborhood
a region caught between stronger colliding external cultural-political forces, under persistent stress, and often fragmented by aggressive rivals (e.g., Israel or Kashmir today; Eastern Europe during the Cold War,...).
in arranged marriages in india, bride is killed for failure of father to pay dowry
Process in which more powerful ethnic group forcibly removes a less powerful one in order to create an ethnically homogeneous region
different ethnic groups struggle to achieve certain political or economic goals at each other's expense
Group of people who share common ancestry, language, religion, customs, or combination of such characteristics
Identity with a group of people that share distinct physical and mental traits as a product of common heredity and cultural traditions.
tendency to view one's own culture and group as superior to all other cultures and groups; practice of judging another culture by one's own standards
During the middle Ages, a neighborhood in a city set up by law to be inhabited only by Jews; now used to denote a section of a city in which members of any minority group live because of social, legal, or economic pressure
A state that contains more than one ethnicity
State that contains two or more ethnic groups with traditions of self-determination that agree to coexist peacefully by recognizing each other as distinct nationalities.
tightly knit group of individuals sharing a common language, ethnicity, religion, and other cultural attributes
a strong feeling of pride in and devotion to one's country
Identity with a group of people that share legal attachment and personal allegiance to a particular place as a result of being born there.
A state whose territory corresponds to that occupied by a particular ethnicity that has been transformed into a nationality
a society in which different cultural groupls keep their own identity, beliefs, and traditions
Identity with a group of people descended from a common ancestor.
Belief that one racial group is superior to another
the right of people to choose their own form of government
the separation or isolation of a race, class, or group
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."
refers to the amount of space that operates between individuals or groups as a result of differences in race, age, culture, ethnicity, etc.
Triangular slave trade
A practice, primarily during the eighteenth century, in which European ships transported slaves from Africa to Caribbean islands, molasses from the Caribbean to Europe, and trade goods from Europe to Africa.
The adding of a region to the territory of an existing political unit.
There are two types, exclusionary and inclusionary. Exclusionary is meant to keep people out, such as the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Inclusionary is meant to facilitate trade and movement, such as the U.S.-Canada border
When a physical feature such as a mountain or river determine a political boundary
a political boundary that follows some cultural border, such as linguistic or religious border
Political boundaries that are defined and delimited by straight lines.
small country located between two hostile powers and whose presence decreased the possibility of conflict between them
the city that is the seat of government of a state, nation, or province
a city with political and economic control over the surrounding countryside
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