The purposeful tending of crops and livestock in order to produce food and fiber.
The process through which people lose originally differentiating traits, such as dress, speech particularities or mannerisms, when they come into contact with another society or culture. Often used to describe immigrant adaptation to new places of residence.
a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual
one who works for a department or agency of the federal government—civil servant
a city with political and economic control over the surrounding countryside
a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)
A body of officials who perform religious services, such as priests, ministers or rabbis.
people are employed against their will by the threat of destitution, detention, violence (including death), or other extreme hardship to themselves, or to members of their families.
compulsory (mandatory) military service
The sum total of the knowledge, attitudes, and habitual behavior patterns shared and transmitted by the members of a society.
governmental power is spread among more than one person or group
Government based on the principle that the people are the ultimate sovereign and have the final say over what happens within the state.
the study of characteristics of human populations
A term describing forceful or voluntary dispersal of a people from their homeland to a new place. Originally denoting the dispersal of Jews, it is increasingly applied to other population dispersals.
The profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations, typically by a country's representatives abroad.
the process of manipulating plants or animals to make them more useful to humans
a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family that rule for an extended period of time.
The wealth and resources of a country or region, especially in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services.
a person who believes in the equality of all people
a group of countries under a single authority
The surroundings and conditions in which a person lives.
believing in the superiority of one's own ethnic and cultural group, and having a corresponding disdain for all other groups
Social differences between men and women, rather than the anatomical, biological differences between the sexes.
The expansion of economic, political, and cultural processes to the point that they become global in scale and impact. The processes of globalization have no regard to state boundaries and have outcomes that vary across places.
The differentiation of society into classes based on wealth, power, production, and prestige.
a way of supplying water to an area of dry land using a network of canals, ditches, etc.
A family relationship
Relating to the sea
term for a family organization in which kinship ties are traced through the mother
The science and technology of metals
A change in residence intended to be permanent; movement from one place to another
Belief system in which one supreme being (deity) is revered as creator and arbiter of all that exists in the universe.
A wind system that influences large climatic regions and reverses direction seasonally.
Someone among a group moving from place to place with no permanent place of residence to find fresh land for their livestock.
Used for or related to the keeping or grazing of sheep or cattle.
relating to a society in which men hold the greatest legal and moral authority
the practice of marriage to more than one person.
A system of beliefs and practices that attempts to order life in terms of ultimate priorities; a way of life
a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
the overthrow of a government by those who are governed
living in or characteristic of farming or country life
Not connected to religion
Remaining in one place
the condition of being owned by another person and being forced to work without wages
the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships
a community of people who share a common culture and live in a defined space
A type of cloth or woven fabric; The branch of industry involved in the manufacture of cloth
A system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god.
The entire built-up, nonrural area and its population, including the most recently constructed suburban appendages; , relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area
A fear of other people in their culture/background; fearful of foreigners