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taking on some characteristics of a new culture while keeping characteristics of an original one.
example: moving to America and eating American food while still celebrating holidays from your first culture.
taking on all of the characteristics of a new culture.
example: moving to Mexico and eating Mexican food, celebrating Mexican holidays, and speaking spanish
a material object that was or is part of a culture
example: the cross is an artifact of the christian religion
The part of the physical landscape that represents material culture
Example: buildings, roads, bridges, etc.
a model where the place where certain characteristics of a region are most concentrated is in the center.
example: In mexico many people eat tacos so a taco stand would be the core of this characteristic
When cultures become more similar through interaction
Example: people in one culture begin to celebrate a holiday from another culture because they learned about it I the Internet
When humans adapt their culture to fit their environment
Example: one part of Colorado culture is skiing because we have mountains
The ways that humans alter their landscape in a way that represents their culture
Example: New York had tons of tall building to house it's large population
A collection of cultural regions that are similar enough compared to the rest of the world that they can be grouped
Example: the "West"
The place where a culture originates
Example: nazis originated in Germany
Individual culture traits that are interrelated
Example: a culture is made up of food, religion, and activities
A single characteristic of a culture
Example: eating with chopsticks in China
A specific region that is defined by its culture
Example: Wall Street is defined by the business that goes on inside it
When a culture repeats an action so many times that it becomes apart of the culture.
Example: hamburgers becoming apart of the American culture
folk culture (folkways)
Culture that is spread from person to person and usually is based on environmental factors.
Example: the Amish culture
when people from around the world come together and become more similar.
example: the internet allows us to easily look at and adopt different aspects of different cultures making us all more similar
when a product is distributed globally, but has special features for certain regions where it is distributed.
example: McDonald's serves different food in different places around the world
An act that a person repeats often.
Example: I longboard home from school everyday
An item that is part of a specific culture
The mental elements of a culture
Example: religion and language
Culture that is spread to a mass audience with technology
Example: Pop music
the idea that humans will adapt to any environmental condition
example:people have made it possible to live in the arctic
The idea that successful cultures leave their mark on the land creating a cultural landscape
Example: the U.S. Has a lot of landfills
The links between individuals in a culture
Examples: family and school
An action that is frowned upon by a culture
Example: eating cats and dogs in the USA
When different landscapes are similar because of the distribution of popular culture
Example: every city has a McDonald's in it
the idea that physical conditions determine culture.
example: a lot of the culture in Alaska is based around keeping warm because the environment is so cold
The idea that people from different cultures will have different opinions about how land should be used
Example: the European settlers and the Native Americans had different ideas about how America should be controlled and who should live in it.
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