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Chapter 4: Folk and Popular Culture Vocab
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the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend
Process by which people of one culture merge into and become part of another culture
an object made by human beings; often refers to a primitive tool or other relic from an earlier period
the part of the physical landscape that represent material culture; the buildings, roads, bridges, and similar structures large and small of the cultural landscape
The place where concentration of culture traits that characterizes a region is greatest.
the enduring behaviors, ideas, attitudes, and traditions shared by a large group of people and transmitted from one generation to the next
the contact and interaction of one culture with another
The varying attitudes and ideas that culture groups have regarding how space, place, and territory are identified and used.
The concept that people of different cultures will differently observe and interpret their environment and make different decisions about its nature, potentialities and use.
Geographic approach that emphasizes human-environment relationships.
the visible imprint of human activity and culture on the landscape
a center where cultures developed and from which ideas and traditions spread outward
A related set of culture traits descriptive of one aspect of a society's behavior or activity
May be assoc. with religious beliefs or business practices
A single element of normal practice in a culture,
Such as the wearing of a turban.
an area in which people have many shared culture traits
The frequent repetition of an act, to the extent that it becomes characteristic of the group of people performing the act.
the view that the natural environment has a controlling influence over various aspects of human life including cultural development
Culture traditionally practiced by a small, homogeneous, rural group living in relative isolation from other groups.
The trend toward increased cultural and economic connectedness between people, businesses, and organizations throughout the world.
The process by which people in a local place mediate and alter regional, national, and global processes
of the same kind; uniform in composition throughout
composed of unlike parts; different; diverse
The spread of an idea from persons or nodes of authority or power to other persons or places
The physical manifestations of human activities; includes tools ,campsites, art, and structures. The most durable aspects of culture
ideas, knowledge and beliefs that influence people's behavior
The central, enduring elements of a culture expressing its values and beliefs, including language, religion, folklore, and etc.
Culture found in a large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics.
The theory that the physical may set limits on human actions, but people have the ability to adjust to the physical environment and choose a course of action from many alternatives.
The spread of a feature or trend through bodily movement of people from one place to another.
the notion that successive societies leave their cultural imprints on a place, each contributing to the cumulative cultural landscape
The institutions and links between individuals and groups that unit a culture, including family structure and political, educational and religious institutions.
A restriction on behavior imposed by social custom.
The contribution of a location's distinctive physical features to the way food tastes.
the spatial expression of a popular custom in one location that will be similar to another
A repetitive act performed by a particular individual.
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