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AP human geography chapter 4 vocab
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cultire traditionally practiced by a small, homogeneous, rural group living in relative isolation from other groups
Culture found in a large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics.
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
Domination of one culture over another by a deliberate policy or by economic or technological superiority.
The place where concentration of culture traits that characterizes a region is greatest.
The tendency for cultures to become more alike as they increasingly share technology and organizational structures in a modern world united by improved transportation and communication.
cultural/ environmental perception
The concept that people of different cultures will differently observe and interpret their environment and make different decisions about its nature, potentialities and use.
Fashioning of a natural landscape by a cultural groupbob
The combination of the cultural traits that is in a group that spreads over an area.
an area in which people have many shared culture traits
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).
Cultural complexes have traits in common such as ethnicity, language, religion and others
A single element of normal practice in a culture, such as the wearing of a turban.
The term used to define a culture region or civilization.
accepted or habitual practice by a group
The spread of a feature or trend from one key person or node of authority or power to other persons or places.
The spread of a feature or trend through bodily movement of people from one place to another.
Architecture that is native to a certain place, region, or area.
A nineteenth- and early twentieth-century approach to the study of geography that argued that the general laws sought by human geographers could be found in the physical sciences. Geography was therefore the study of how the physical environment caused human activities.
building styles that are particular to the culture of the people who have long inhabited the area; there are three distinct ________ regions in the United States (by way of Europe):
the unwritten literature (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
Songs belonging to the folk music of a people or area.
Reasons certain culture/region eat certain types of food.
an established custom by an individual
The art, housing, clothing, sports, dances, foods, and other similar items constructed or created by a group of people.
non- material culture
Human creations, such as values, norms, knowledge, systems of government, language, and so on, that are not embodied in physical objects
The central, enduring elements of a culture expressing its values and beliefs, including language, religion, folklore, and etc.
The theory that the physical envirnment 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.
defined by the geographer Edward Relph as the loss of uniqueness of place in the cultural landscape so that one place looks like the next
The institutions and links between individuals and groups that unit a culture, including family structure and political, educational and religious institutions.
an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
The contribution of a location's distinctive physical features to the way food tastes
The spatial expression of a popular custom in one location being similar to another.
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