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.
the process through which something is given monetary value; occurs when a good or idea that previously was not regarded as an object to be bought and sold is turned into something that has a particular price and that can be traded in a market economy.
the sum total of the knowledge, attitudes, and habitual behavior patterns shared and transmitted by the members of a society.
practice routinely followed by a group of people
in the context of arranged marriages in India, disputes over the price to be paid by the family of the bride to the father of the groom have, in some extreme cases, led to the death of a bride.
process in which more powerful ethnic group forcibly removes a less powerful one in order to create an ethnically homogeneous region
affiliation or identity within a group of people bound by common ancestry and culture
cultural traits such as dress modes, dwellings, traditions, and institutions of usually small, traditional communities.
the notion that what happens at the global scale has direct effect on what happens at the local scale, and vice versa. This idea posits that the world is comprised of an interconnected eries of relationships that extend across space.
a repetitive act performed by a particular individual.
the area where an idea or cultural trait originates.
pride in one's nation
identity with a group of people that share legal attachment and personal allegiance to a particular place as a result of being born there.
cultural traits such as dress, diet and music that identify and are part of today's changeable, urban-based, media-influenced western societies
an area typically situated apart from a more homogenous region (e.g., metropolitan city) and comprised of a local culture that may practice their own culture
identity with a group of people who are believed to share a biological ancestor
the belief that one race is supreme and all others are innately inferior [frequently referred to as a system or attitude toward visible differences in individuals]
defined by geographers Douglas Massey and Nancy Denton as the degree to which two or more groups live separately form each other, in different parts of an urban environment.
sense of place
state of mind derived through the infusion of a place with meaning and emotion by remembering important events that occurred in that place or by labeling a place with a certain character.
a prejudice that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands)
a type of region marked by a certain degree of homogeneity in one or more phenomena; also called uniform region or homogeneous region.
a region defined by the particular set of activities or interactions that occur within it.
the portion of Earth's surface occupied by permanent human settlement.
the number of people per unit of area of arable land; which is land suitable for agriculture
the presence of a nearer opportunity that greatly diminishes the attractiveness of sites farther away.
term used to designate large coalescing supercities that are forming in diverse parts of the world (ex: BosNyWash)