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  1. Chapter 5 Notes Get out your notebooks

  2. Identity • Identity = how we make sense of ourselves • Race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, age, style, etc. • Identity constantly changes depending on the context (place and scale) • The “other” helps create identity

  3. Gender “A culture’s assumptions about the differences between men and women: their ‘characters’, the roles they play in society, what they represent.” –Domosh and Seager

  4. Gender Empowerment Measure

  5. Race • Race: • a socially constructed identity that is usually based on skin color, hair texture, and eye shape • Major component of colonialism and imperialism • It is defined differently by different cultures • Typically imposed on people through: • Residential segregation • Racialized divisions of labor • Racial categories defined by governments

  6. U.S. Population by Race 2000. Census option of one or more than one race 2050. White, non-Hispanic population no longer the majority

  7. Residential Segregation The “degree to which two or more groups live separately from one another, in different parts of the urban environment.” – Massey and Denton Highest rate of residential segregation for African Americans: Milwaukee, WI

  8. Residential Segregation Lowest rate of residential segregation For Hispanics/Latinos: BaltimoreFor Asians/Pacific Islanders: Baltimore

  9. Ethnicity • Ethnicity – identity among a group of people based on common ancestry and culture • Changes depending on scale and place

  10. Sexuality and Space • Heteronormative: Viewpoint that white, heterosexual, male is “normal” • Queer theory: Focuses on political engagement of “queers” with the “heteronormative”

  11. Video: Merchants of Cool • Why are teens such an important group for corporations to study? • How do corporations try to appeal to the teen market? • What is “cool hunting”? How does it actually “kill” cool? • How has Sprite managed to be seen as “cool”?

  12. Turn in a completed study guide for extra credit on the exam