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Chapter 4 Vocab

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Ethnicity
Identity with a group of people that share distinct physical and mental traits as a product of common heredity and cultural traditions.
Racism
discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race
Indigenous
native to a certain area
Garifuna
people of Native American and African heritage
Mastizos
people of European and Native American heritage
Mulattos
persons of mixed european and african ancestry
Xenophobia
an irrational fear of foreigners or strangers
Acculation
change of culture
Culture
the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization
Folk Culture
Culture traditionally practiced by a small, homogeneous, rural group living in relative isolation from other groups.
Popular Culture
Culture found in a large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics.
Local Culture
Group of people in a particular place who see themselves as a collective or a community, who share experiences, customs, and traits, and who work to preserve those traits and customs in order to claim uniquenessand to distinguish themselves from others.
Material
artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
Now Material
Something that can be touched or held that is common in todays society.
Hearth
the region from which innovative ideas originate
Assiailation
to render similar
Cultural Appropriation
The process by which cultures adopt customs and knowledge from other cultures and use them for their own benefit
Neolocalism
The seeking out of the regional culture and reinvigoration of it in response to the uncertainty of the modern world.
Ethnic Neighborhood
an area within a city containing members of the same ethnic background
Commodification
process through which something is given monetary value
Authenticity
n. The state or quality of being genuine, or of the origin and authorship claimed.
Distance Decay
the effects of distance on interaction, generally the greater the distance the less interaction
Time-Space Compression
through processes such as globalization time is accelerated and the significance of space is reduced
Placelessness
loss of uniqueness of a place
Globalization
Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope
Folk-Housing Region
a reigion in which the housing stock predominantly reflects styles of building that particular to the culture of the people who have long inhabited the area