11 terms

Culture

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Gender
the state of being male or female, typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones
Race
people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock
Globalization
actions or processes that involve the entire world-worldwide in scope
Acculturation
the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture-bi-cultural
Assimilation
the social process of absorbing one cultural group into another-you lose your own culture
Ethnicity
the classification of people based on combinations of shared characteristics such as nationality, geographic origin, language, religion, ancestral customs and tradition
Culture Region
an area in which people have many shared culture traits
Religion
a system of beliefs shared by a group with objects of devotion, rituals for worship and a code of ethics
Language
a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
Innovation
creation of new and more effective technology or ideas
Diffusion
the act of dispersing or spreading out
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