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Identity with a group of people that share distinct physical and mental traits as a product of common heredity and cultural traditions.


discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race


native to a certain area


people of Native American and African heritage


people of European and Native American heritage


persons of mixed european and african ancestry


an irrational fear of foreigners or strangers


change of 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.


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.


the region from which innovative ideas originate


to render similar

Cultural Appropriation

The process by which cultures adopt customs and knowledge from other cultures and use them for their own benefit


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


process through which something is given monetary value


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


loss of uniqueness of a place


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

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