The frequent repetition of an act, to the extent that it becomes characteristic of the group of people performing the act.
Culture traditionally practiced by a small, homogeneous, rural group living in relative isolation from other groups
A repetitive act performed by a particular individual.
Culture found in a large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics.
A restriction on behavior imposed by social custom
The contribution of a location's distinctive physical features to the way food tastes.
An awareness of being a part of a group of people living in a culture region.
is any object, act, or event that serves to transmit cultural meaning.
The blending traits from two different cultures to form a new trait.
the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
The body of customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits that together constitute a group of people's distinct tradition.
Obliteration of an entire culture by war, disease, acculturation, or a combination of the three.
Domination of one culture over another by a deliberate policy or by economic or technological superiority.
the doctrine that several different cultures (rather than one national culture) can co-exist peacefully and equitably in a single country
the passing down of culture from one generation to the next
Cultural borrowing that occurs when different cultures of approximately equal complexity and technological level come into close contact.
A group of people in a particular place who see themselves as a collective or a community, who share experiences, customs, and traits, and who work to preserve those traits and customs in order to claim uniqueness and to distinguish themselves from others.
tangible objects, things important to our way of life, including technology
Human creations, such as values, norms, knowledge, systems of government, language, and so on, that are not embodied in physical objects
The process by which cultures adopt customs and knowledge from other cultures and use them for their own benefit
The seeking out of the regional culture and reinvigoration of it in response to the uncertainty of the modern world.
The process by which people in a local place mediate and alter regional, national, and global processes
A region in which the housing stock predominantly reflects styles of building that are particular to the culture of the people who have long inhabited the area.
The dispersion or spreading of something that was originally localized (as a people or language or culture)
The part of the physical landscape that represents material culture, including buildings, roads, bridges, etc.
The traditional beliefs, myths, tales, and practices of a people, transmitted orally.
An indigenous style of building constructed of native materials to traditional plan, without formal drawing.
The readoption by later generations of cultural traits and identities associated with immigrant forbears or ancestral homelands
The tendency for cultures to become more alike as they increasingly share technology and organizational structures in a modern world united by improved transportation and communication.
Prevailing cultural attitude rendering certain innovations; ideas or practices unacceptable or unadoptable in that particular culture.
The expansion and adoption of a cultural element, from its place of origin to a wider area.
Geographic approach that emphasizes human-environment relationships.
A center where cultures developed and from which ideas and traditions spread outward.
Fashioning of a natural landscape by a cultural group. The visible imprint of human activity and culture on the landscape. The layers of buildings, forms, and artifacts sequentially imprinted on the landscape by the activities of various human occupants.
A single element of normal practice in a culture, such as the wearing of a turban.