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social differences between men and women, rather than the anatomical, biological differences between the sexes; notions of gender differences
defined by geographer Gillian Rose as "how we make sense of ourselves;" how people see themselves at different scales
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; racial categories are social and political constructions because they are based on ideas that some biological differences (especially skin color) are more important 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, racism is an ideology of difference that ascribes (predominantly negative) significance and meaning to culturally, socially, and politically constructed ideas based on phenotypical features
defined by geographers 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
invasion and succession
process by which new immigrants to a city move to and dominate and 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
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
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
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