Chapter 5: Ethnic Geography. Homelands and Islands. Terms and definitions. Ethnic, ethnic group Race and Racism Acculturation: just enough to get by.. Assimilation: submergence Immigrant and aboriginal groups Ethnic geography: the “where” of group-hood. Ethnic Regions. Homelands Islands
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Chapter 5: Ethnic Geography Homelands and Islands
Terms and definitions • Ethnic, ethnic group • Race and Racism • Acculturation: just enough to get by.. • Assimilation: submergence • Immigrant and aboriginal groups • Ethnic geography: the “where” of group-hood.
Ethnic Regions • Homelands • Islands • An ethnic substrate • Neighborhoods vs. Ghettos • Voluntary and involuntary • ethnoburbs • Movies as examples…. • Recent Ethnic Migrants
Ethnic Diffusion • Migration • Chain migration • The “America letter” • The leader or leaders • The Immigrant’s Ladder • From one ethnic island to another until you reach the destination. • Family histories and migrations • The Revolving door neighborhood • Haarlem, Harlem, or Spanish Harlem • Histories as examples… • Return migration • Simplification and Isolation
Ethnic Ecology • Preadaptation • “No such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.” • Germans and Scandinavian Farmers • Environmental perception • Similar but different… • A piece of the old country.
Ethnic Interaction • Ethnicity and Livelihood • Old Stereotypes; the Irish Cop, the Jewish Banker, etc. • Asian intensive gardening. • Let’s EAT! Ethnic foodways. • Food as identity • Lutefisk, Fleschkukle, Pasties, Wild Rice, Tacos, and potatos. • What the heck is a hush puppie? And other culinary oddities. • Ethnicity and Globalization
Ethnic Landscapes • The Sauna and Finnish Landscapes • Settlement patterns: • The German Farm • The Cossack town in Texas • Matrilineal space • An “ethnic flag” doesn’t necessarily wave in the breeze. • Urban Ethnic Landscapes.