Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities, 11th Edition (Fellmann)

Chapter 6: Ethnic Geography: Threads of Diversity

Objectives for Chapter 6

After reading and studying this chapter, you should be able to:

1. Explain the differences between ethnicity and race as concepts in cultural geography.

2. Discuss the relationships among ethnicity, language, religion, and culture.

3. Identify the major waves of immigration in United States history and list the major immigrant groups associated with each wave.

4. Explain the difference between acculturation and assimilation and give examples of both.

5. Define "charter cluster" and explain the doctrine of "first effective settlement."

6. Describe how geographers study ethnic clusters.

7. Outline the history of African American dispersions in the United States.

8. Describe the spatial pattern of Hispanic populations in the United States.

9. Describe the geographic distribution of Asian-Americans.

10. Define "segregation" and describe how geographers study it. What is meant by "external" and "internal" controls?

11. Describe how ethnic concentrations can shift.

12. Describe and explain the process of cultural transfer.

13. Using examples, explain how the ethnic landscape helps geographers study ethnicity.
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