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AP Human Geography Key Issue 1 Chapter 4
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The body of material traits, customary beliefs, and social forms that together constitute the distinct tradition of a group of people.
The first part of culture
The visible elements that a group possesses and leaves behind for the future
Language and Religion
Two important components of a group's beliefs and values
Ethnicity and Political Institutions
The social forms that maintain values and protect the artifacts
People bring along their culture when they migrate
How could two locations share similar cultural beliefs?
When two groups have limited interaction
How could differences emerge in culture?
A repetitive act that a particular individual performs
A repetitive act of a group, performed to the extent that it becomes characteristic of the group
A collection of social customs produces groups...?
Folk Culture and Popular Culture
Geographers divide culture into what two types?
Traditionally practiced primarily by small, homogeneous groups living in isolated rural areas
Found in large, heterogeneous societies that share certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics
A distinctive origin, diffusion and distribution
Each cultural element has what?
Which culture is becoming more dominant at a global scale?
It reduces local diversity in the world and intellectual stimulation that arises from differences in backgrounds.
What does the disappearence of local folk culture lead to?
When each cultural group takes particular elements from the environment into its culture and in turn constructs landscapes
Daily Necessities and Leisure Activities
Two elements of culture
At a hearth, or center of innovation
Where does culture originate
Advances in Industrial Technology and increased Leisure Time
Where do elements of popular culture arise from.
What permits the uniform reproduction of objects in large quantities?
From one location to another, relatively slowly, primarily through migration .
How is folk culture diffused?
Through the process of hierarchal diffusion, diffusing rapidly with the help of modern communications.
How is popular culture diffused?
Influenced by the ability of people to access the material elements of pop culture.
Distribution of popular culture:
cultural institutions (religion) and environmental processes (climate, landforms, and vegetation)
What are folk customs influenced by?
distinctive regional distributions
What do geographers observe that cultural features display?
The contribution of a location's distinctive physical features to the way food tastes
A restriction behavior imposed by social customs
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