The sense of place is also a demarcator
of identity, for being somebody in a given space involves creating an attachment to that place.
She takes Russian ethnicity as the only clear demarcator
of whom she will study and draws on examples from European Russia, the Urals, Siberia, and the Far East, where the majority of Russians lived, as well as the ethnically Russian territory of the Belorussian frontiers, Russian Ukraine, the North Caucasus, Kazakhstan, and so on.
Easily done in conjunction with a routine blood profile, NT-proBNP could be the best demarcator
ever for assessing atherosclerotic disease risk.
Culture" is to be understood as a relational demarcator
whose usage is an inscription of differential positions and hierarchical identities--a tractable device which can be used to demarcate whatever a particular set of interests dictates should be set apart from something else; included or excluded from the rest.
An alternative approach is to view religion as having become the salient demarcator
of difference through surviving a process of cultural levelling, much of it linguistic.