Ch. 4 Folk & Popular Culture Vocab.

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Habit

A repetitive act performed by a particular individual.

Custom

The frequent repetition of an act, to the extent that it becomes characteristic of the group of people performing the act.

Popular Culture

Culture found in a large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics.

Folk Culture

Culture traditionally practiced by a small, homogeneous, rural group living in relative isolation from other groups

Taboo

A restriction on behavior imposed by social custom.

Assimilation

An act, process, or instance, or the state of being.

Acculturation

Cultural modification of an individual, group, or people by adapting to or borrowing traits from another culture.

Cultural Landscape

Reflect beliefs, customs, and architecture of a group of people (barns, homes, and places of worship are some examples)., Modifications to the environment by humans, including the built environment and agricultural systems, that reflect aspects of their culture.

Folklore

The body of customs, beliefs, stories, & sayings associated with a people, place, or thing.

Nonmaterial Culture

the beliefs practices, aesthetics, and values of a group of people

Cultural Ecology

This is the study that deals with the relationship between the earth and humans; the outcome of this relationship is the cultural landscape.

Cultural Identity

Is the way people catogorize there culture, sometimes by the way they dress and what they eat ect.

Sequent Occupance

succeeding stages of human inhabitation over time on one site

Cultural Adaptation

Adjusting a translation based on the cultural environment of the target language

Cultural Core/Periphery Pattern

The core-periphery idea that the core houses main economic power of region & the outlying region or periphery houses lesser economic ties

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