Geography of a life
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This chapter highlights the importance of the places and communities where we spend most of our lives. Place identity is a concept in social geography that focuses on the strong sense of personal attachment to a geographical location, the feeling of affection that individuals form with a specific place. It has a key role in improving individuals’ overall quality of life, particularly better physical and psychological health. Community selection was based on socio-demographic factors and geographical locations of each case study in working-class, middle-class, and wealthy communities in the city. Ethnicity or ethnic identity refers to the established, distinguishable factors that link one’s personal identity to a larger ethnic group. The Social Science Research Council revised the concept of acculturation and defined it as a complete ‘change’ and ‘adaptation’ to one’s traditional cultural orientation in a process of adapting new values as a result of exposure to a new cultural setting.