Chapter 4 Vocab

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Ethnicity

Identity with a group of people that share distinct physical and mental traits as a product of common heredity and cultural traditions.

Racism

discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race

Indigenous

native to a certain area

Garifuna

people of Native American and African heritage

Mastizos

people of European and Native American heritage

Mulattos

persons of mixed european and african ancestry

Xenophobia

an irrational fear of foreigners or strangers

Acculation

change of culture

Culture

the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization

Folk Culture

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

Popular Culture

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

Local Culture

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 uniquenessand to distinguish themselves from others.

Material

artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

Now Material

Something that can be touched or held that is common in todays society.

Hearth

the region from which innovative ideas originate

Assiailation

to render similar

Cultural Appropriation

The process by which cultures adopt customs and knowledge from other cultures and use them for their own benefit

Neolocalism

The seeking out of the regional culture and reinvigoration of it in response to the uncertainty of the modern world.

Ethnic Neighborhood

an area within a city containing members of the same ethnic background

Commodification

process through which something is given monetary value

Authenticity

n. The state or quality of being genuine, or of the origin and authorship claimed.

Distance Decay

the effects of distance on interaction, generally the greater the distance the less interaction

Time-Space Compression

through processes such as globalization time is accelerated and the significance of space is reduced

Placelessness

loss of uniqueness of a place

Globalization

Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope

Folk-Housing Region

a reigion in which the housing stock predominantly reflects styles of building that particular to the culture of the people who have long inhabited the area

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