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Culture Vocabulary

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culture
all the features of a society's way of life
culture trait
activities and behaviors that people repeatedly practice
culture region
an area that has many shared culture traits
ethnic group
a population that shares the same cultural background
innovation
new ideas that are accepted into a culture
diffusion
when a culture trait spreads into another culture region
acculturation
when one culture changes a great deal through its meeting with another culture
domestication
the growing or taming of a plant or animal
subsistence agriculture
growing food on small farms mostly for one's own family
commercial agriculture
growing crops for sale
urbanization
growth in the proportion of people living in towns and cities
culture hearths
regions of important new ideas and developments
fundamentalism
a movement that stresses the strict following of basic traditional principles
totalitarian government
only a few people decide what is best for everyone
democratic government
everyone has a voice in deciding what is best for everyone
nationalism
the desire for political independence of people who feel they are historically or culturally a separate group within a country; it is often associated with the belief that a particular nation is better than any other nation, and in this case is often used showing disapproval
tariff
taxes placed on imports and exports
quota
limit on the amount of a particular good that can be imported
industrialization
the overall change in circumstances accompanying a society's movement population and resources from farm production to manufacturing production and associated services
xenophobia
a fear of foreigners or things foreign