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2016

Sociology

Illinois State University

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Disparities In Moldovan Place-Identity A Product Of Systemic Stratification, Robyn Savacool Mar 2016

Disparities In Moldovan Place-Identity A Product Of Systemic Stratification, Robyn Savacool

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Place-identity is a concept that examines the corresponding relationship between the self and space. Much work has been accomplished on this topic in environmental psychology and geography, but sociological research on this concept is scarce. This project employs reflexive participant photography, qualitative methods and an analytical framework derived from place-identity theory to research the affect of socioeconomic status on place-identity in the Republic of Moldova. Socioeconomic status consists of four sub-variables - parents's professions, formative loci and experience from formative loci - which further represent class-status and community-society constructs, respectively. These constructs were compared to assess the predominate variables in the ...