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What is the complete blending with the host culture and the loss of most if not all of a groups previous distinctive ethnic traits?
Fusing old ideas with new ones. Tex mex (Barberitos) or skiing and skateboarding (snowboarding)
What is cultural convergence?
theory that two cultures will be more and more like each other as their interactions increase. Basically, the more that cultures interact, the more that their values, ideologies, behaviors, arts, and customs will start to reflect each other.
What is the center of innovation and invention, the center or cradle of a culture?
Define cultural perception
Just like perceptual regions, there are many intangible elements that define a region's personality. South: fried foods, sweet tea, southern hospitality, front porches, bible belt.
What is the process by which a landscape is gradually transformed by a succession of occupying populations?
Define cultural landscape
The visible human imprint on the landscape
What is the difference between a natural and a build landscape?
A natural landscape is unaltered by human activity, while a built landscape is the product of human effort.
What is spatial diffusion?
The process of dispersion of an idea or an item from a center of origin to more distant points with which it is directly or indirectly connected.
What is space-time compression?
The world feeling like a smaller place in a relative sense due to technological innovation
What is the spread of cultural aspects from a central point known as a hearth?
What are the 3 types of expansion diffusion?
Stimulus, hierarchical, and contagious
What is a rapid widespread diffusion by direct contact?
Contagious diffusion(ex: The spread of diseases or zombies!!!!!!!).
What is the process of spreading ideas first between larger cities and only later to smaller cities?
Hierarchical diffusion(ex: Fashion)
What is the spread of underlying principle even though the main idea is not spread?
Stimulus diffusion(ex: Sweet tea in the South, veggie burger at McD in India)
What type of diffusion is it when the innovation or idea is physically carried to new areas by migrating individuals or populations?
What is the spread of an idea or innovation from its source to other cultures?
What is time-distance decay?
The further way and the longer it takes to reach an are, the less likely it will be adopted.
What is something that may pose obstacles to cultural diffusion?
Cultural barriers(ex: Amish resistance to electricity, taboo of alcohol in Islam communities thus not producing wine in N Africa where they could)
What is it called when social group is economically or psychologically unresponsive to change?
Cultural lag. Seems like you have gone back in time (Amish)
What is the increases in time and cost that comes with an increase in distance?
The friction of distance
What is environmental determinism?
How the physical environment causes social development.
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