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Title: A. Ethnic Geography


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A. Ethnic Geography
  • Study of spatial distributions interactions of
    ethnic groups- practice unique adaptive
    strategies - normally occupy defined areas
  • 2. ethnic groups populations bound by a common
    place of origin culture, religion, language

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  • - Is there such a thing as being black?
  • - White? What is whiteness?
  • - Latino?
  • Do the ideas of ethnicity and race create a
    divide between us and them?

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One man is white admits to having served 18
months in prison for possession of cocaine with
intent to sell. The other is black hasn't any
criminal record.Which man is more likely to get
called back?
  • In a carefully crafted experiment in which
    college students posing as job applicants visited
    350 employers, the white ex-con was called back
    17 of the time and the crime-free black
    applicant 14.

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B. Problems encountered when defining ethnic
  1. ethnic derives from Greek word ethnos meaning
    people or nation
  2. Ethnic a minority group in a host culture
  3. strong feeling of group identity

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Problems (Pt. 2)
  • membership is involuntary
  • born into the group
  • individuals may choose to discard their ethnicity
  • politics

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Problems (Pt. 3)
  • Main problem is different groups base their
    identities on different traits
  • Jewsprimarily means religion
  • The Amishboth folk culture religion
  • African-Americansskin color
  • Swiss-Americansnational origin
  • German-Americansancestral language
  • Cuban-Americansanti-Castro, and anti-communist

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C. Role of ethnic groups
  • Keepers of cultural traditions
  • provides group identity
  • friendships, marriage, religion
  • provides recreational outlets, business
    opportunities, political power
  • Can give rise to suspicion, friction, distrust.
  • even violence

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D. How ethnic groups change
  • Acculturation an ethnic group adopts the host
    societys ways
  • Assimilation a complete blending with the host
    culture
  • involves loss of distinctive ethnic traits
  • Ex Americans are descendants of Germans,
    Scots, Irish, French, Swedes, Welsh, Native
    Americans
  • Intermarriage most effective assimilatory device

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How ethnic groups change (Pt. 2)
  • few ethnic groups have total melting-pot
    assimilation
  • -- instead Amalgamation Theory
  • last 25 years resurgence of ethnic identity

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  • Ethnic Islands
  • Westby, Wisconsin

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A. How do ethnic islands begin?
  • charter group the dominant ethnic group that
    sets the cultural norms and standards of an area
  • ethnic islands clustering of one particular
    ethnic group in a geographic area

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Ethnic NeighborhoodSao Paulo, Brazil
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Indigenous Ethnic Islands in Latin America
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B. Migration Ethnicity
  • Chain migration (communication with residents
    from the place of emigration)
  • the decision to migrate spreads by both
    hierarchical contagious diffusion
  • actual migration relocation diffusion
  • chain migration continues
  • Chain migration causes the movement of people to
    become channelized
  • Ex different parts of the Southwest draw upon
    different source regions in Mexico

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Ex. Of Channelized Migration
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  • Cluster Migration ethnic groups immigrating
    from one place forming a homogenous community
    in the host culture
  • Exs - Mormons in Utah
  • - Dutch in Pennsylvania
  • - French in Quebec

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Ethnic BusinessEast Los Angeles
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Ethnic LandscapeNew Zealand
  • It is a non-Maori house type with Maori design

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C. Ethnic Islands Cultural Conflict
  • Current ethnic conflicts
  • Armenia (Christian-Muslim
  • the former Yugoslavia (Serbian Christians-Bosnian
    Muslims)
  • Sudan (Darfur)
  • Nigeria (Muslim north-mixed religion south)
  • Ireland (Protestant pro-British vs. Catholic
    Irish)
  • Kashmir (India vs. Pakistan)

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Religions in the Former Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia mostly Catholic in north, Orthodox
Christian in south, w/ Muslims mixed
throughout Ethnic cleansing occurred in 1992
in Kosovo ethnic Albanians (Muslim) were
severely oppressed by Serbian nationalists
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Armenian exclave (Christian) in Azerbaijan
(Nagorno-Karabakh) Azerbaijani exclave (Muslim)
in Armenia (Nakhichevan)
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North African Transition Zone - predominately
Muslim north (with Sharia laws) while the south
is mostly Christian/traditional African religions
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  • Nigeria

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Religious separation in N. Ireland India
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Afghanistan
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