Unit 3 vocab pt.1
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The process of adopting only certain customs that will be to their advantage.
Process of less dominant cultures losing their culture to a more dominant culture.
The body of customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits that together constitute a group of people's distinct culture.
spread of a feature from one place to another over time.
spread of an idea through physical movement from one place to another.
spread of a feature in a snowballing process; happens 1 of 3 ways: hierarchical diffusion, contagious diffusion, stimulus diffusion.
spread from a person of authority to other persons and places.
the rapid widespread diffusion throughout a population.
When a cultural item (or economic or political) becomes global in scale.
The process by which people in a local place mediate and alter regional, national, and global processes.
A small aspect of culture
A large area of the world that shares a similar cultural traits and characteristics
Cultural traits such as dress modes, dwellings, customs, and institutions of usually small traditional communities.
Refers to people who see themselves as part of a community who work to preserve their traits and customs to be unique and distinguish themselves from others.
(Mass Culture) cultural traits such as dress, diet and music that identify and are part of today's changeable, urban-based, media-influenced western societies.
legends and stories passed down in folk culture
diffusion of a process with a negative side effect or what works well in one region may not in another.
An area in which most share in one or more distinctive characteristics.
The visible imprints of human activity on the landscape.
The study of how, why and at what rate new technology spreads in an area.
The process by whey cultures adopt customs and knowledge from other cultures and use them for their own benefit.
A relate set of cultural traits such as prevailing dress code and cooking and eating with utensils.
The loss of uniqueness of a place in a cultural landscape.
The art, housing, clothing, sports, dances, foods, and similar items constructed or created by a group of people.
NON Material Culture
The beliefs, practices, and aesthetics, and values of a group of people.
Practice routinely by a group of people
the region from which innovative ideas originate
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