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  1. heirarchical diffusion
  2. local culture
  3. commodification
  4. popular culture
  5. distance decay
  1. a A form of diffusion in which an idea or innovation spreads by passing first among the most connected places or peoples. An urban hierarchy is usually involved, encouraging the leapfrogging of innovations over wide areas, with geographic distance a less important influence
  2. b Cultural traits such as dress, diet and music that identify and are part of today's changeable, urban-based, media-influenced western societies
  3. c 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.
  4. d the effects of distance on interaction, generally the greater the distance the less interaction
  5. e 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.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. practice routinely followed by a group of people
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. the seeking out of regional culture in response to uncertainty of the modern world
  5. The sum total of the knowledge, attitudes, and habitual behavior patterns shared and transmitted by the members of a society.

5 True/False questions

  1. global- local continuumThe notion that what happens at the global scale has a direct effect on what happens at the local scale, and vice versa.


  2. folk culturecultural traits such as dress modes, dwellings, customs, and institutions of usually small, traditional communities


  3. authenticitythe area where an idea or cultural trait originates


  4. cultural landscapethe visible imprint of human activity and culture on the landscape, The visible imprint of human activity and ______ on the ________. The layers of buildings, forms, and artifacts sequnetially imprinted on the ______ by the activities of various human occupants.


  5. diffusion routesthe spatial trajectory through which the cultural traits or other phenomena spread