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Unit 3: Part 1- Pop & Folk Culture
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The adoption of cultural traits, such as language, by one group under the influence of another.
formal term for the "melting pot" concept of the merging of many immigrant ethnic heritages into a composite American mainstream
an object made by a human being, typically an item of cultural or historical interest.
interpreting our new experiences in terms of our existing schemas
The man-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging in scale from personal shelter to neighborhoods to the large-scale civic surroundings.
The place where concentration of culture traits that characterizes a region is greatest
A representation of an object or event
Conflicts between Natives and Europeans were for the Natives to maintain this
contact and interaction of one culture and another
the restriction of a culture from outside influences
Geographic approach that emphasizes human-environment relationships.
Fashioning of a natural landscape by a cultural group.
how culture affects the way that people observe and interpret the world
how people perceive, feel about, and interact with the environment
a unique combination of culture traits for a particular culture group
a center where cultures developed and from which ideas and traditions spread outward
A cluster of regions in which related culture systems prevail.
An area in which people have many shared culture traits
A single element of normal practice in a culture, such as the wearing of a turban.
The frequent repetition of an act, to the extent that it becomes characteristic of the group of people performing the act.
property or money brought by a bride to her husband on their marriage
relating to the natural world and the impact of human activity on its condition.
the philosophy that holds that every event, action, and decision results from something independent of the human will
Culture traditionally practiced by a small, homogeneous, rural group living in relative isolation from other groups.
Various processes - economic, political and cultural - that occur on a worldwide basis
The process by which people in a local place mediate and alter regional, national, and global processes
A repetitive act performed by a particular individual
the art, housing, clothing, sports, dances, foods, and other similar items constructed or created by a group of people
The central, enduring elements of a culture expressing its values and beliefs, including language, religion, folklore, and etc.
used to explain common characteristics of widely separated cultures developed under similar ecological circumstances
Culture found in a large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics.
The theory that the physical environment may set limits on human actions, but people have the ability to adjust to the physical environment and choose a course of action from many alternatives.
The institutions and links between individuals and groups that unite a culture, including family structure and political, educational and religious institutions
a blending of beliefs and practices from different religions into one faith
A restriction on behavior imposed by social custom.
The contribution of a location's distinctive physical features to the way food tastes
the spatial expression of a popular custom in one location that will be similar to another
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