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the process that occurs when contact between 2 cultures results in substantial change in the culture of the individual members of one or both groups
ideas or theories about the natural or supernatural world that are not supported by objectives or factual evidence
Urbanized society with a large very complex social organization; common attributes of civilization include: a) specialized division of labor, b) long distance trade, c) tribute and taxation, d) advances in record keeping, e) science and mathematics, f) some form of written money, g) monumental public architecture
a kinship group based on descent through either males or females. Clan members frequently live and work together and believe they are descendants from a common ancestor.
the forms and artifacts sequentially placed on the physical landscape by activities of various human occupants
the total way of life of a group of people, including their beliefs, institutions and technology
the process of accepting, borrowing, and exchanging traits from one society to another; the spacial spreading or dissemination of a culture element
the slow and day-to-day process of learning your group's culture as an infant and a child
a group of people who share a language, history or place of origin; a large group of people who have more in common with each other than they do with other peoples
regarding one's own culture as being superior to others and judging other cultures from the perspective of your own culture
a household that includes not only parents and children, but also other relatives, such as grand-parents, uncles, aunts and cousins
the "object" part of culture; all things that people make or build with natural or human made resources; it includes food, clothing, architecture, arts, crafts, technology, etc.
social norms that provide the moral standards of a group or society, and that are strictly enforced
the "idea" part of culture that includes religion, language, spirtual beliefs, superstitions, values, ways of viewing or behaving in the world
a rule or standard that defines what people should or should not do, think, or feel in an given social situation
within a single species, a group of living creatures sharing the same appearance or genetic charactistics. The concept of race among humans is more complicated and inlcudes social and cultural, as well as biological assessment
the process by which the accepted values, rules and ways of operating a society are passed on to the young
the attitudes, beliefs, values and behavioral habits shared by a group of people within a society, which differ from those of a society as a whole
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