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Diaspora Culture

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Base Knowledge and Understanding

Base knowledge and understanding

 

World's top 20 destinations for Chinese and Indian migrants

World's top 20 destinations for Chinese and Indian migrants | Source
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Definition diaspora
Definition culture
adoption
minority traits
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Words to be defined
 
Base Level

Context

 

Aims of this lesson:

  • To be able to examine the role of diasporas in preserving culture in one country and the adoption of minority traits by host societies.
 

Who are 'diasporas'?

  • A population of a country who have migrated abroad and keep strong identity ties with the homeland.
  • A permanently displaced and relocated collective.
  • The forced or voluntary dispersal of any population sharing common racial, ethnic or cultural identity, after leaving their settled territory and migrating to new areas. [Source: IB Course Companion: Geography]
 
Geography Activities

Synthesis

 
Geography Activities
Geography Activities

Diaspora Case Study - Chinatown, San Francisco, USA

Distribution of racial and ethnic groups - San Francisco
You will need to change the map to 'racial/ethnic distibution 2010' and then find San Francisco.
 
Geography Activities
Geography Activities

Chinatown, San Francisco, USA - Preserving Culture

Hyperlink
  npr - The Changing Face Of America's Chinatowns [31 December 2011]
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  SF Gate - Chinatown family life - what tourists don't see [29 December 2009]
Hyperlink
  sanfranciscochinatown.com
 
Diasporas preserve culture in one case study country by...
 
 
Geography Activities
Geography Activities

Chinatown, San Francisco, USA - Minority Traits Adoption

Adoption of minority traits by host societies
 
 
Geography Review

Review

 

For a named host country, examine the role of diasporas in preserving their culture within it and the adoption of minority traits by host society. [15 Marks]

The markbands can be found here - you need to look at Paper 3 Part (b).

 
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