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AP Human Geography Ch. 3 Vocab

Cultural Patterns & processes
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acculturation
process of adopting only certain customs that will be to their advantage
assimilation
process of less dominant cultures losing their culture to a more dominant one
cultural core/periphery pattern
core-periphery idea that the core houses main economic power of region and the outlying region or periphery houses lesser economic ties
cultural identity
belief in belonging to a group or certain cultural aspect
culture
body of customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits that together constitute a group of people's distinct tradition
innovation adoption
study of how why and at what rate new technology spreads throughout a culture
maladaptive diffusion
diffusion of a process with negative side effects or what works well in one region may not in another
religion
faithfulness to codified beliefs and rituals that generally involve a faith in a spiritual nature
animism
belief that objects or natural events have a discrete spirit and life
Buddhism
one of the world's major universalizing religions
Cargo Cult Pilgrimage
Cargo Cultists believe western goods have been traded to them by ancestral spirits
Christianity
monotheistic religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament
ethnic religion
religion with a rather concentrated distribution whose principles are likely to be based on the physical characteristics of the particular location where its adherents are located
exclave/enclave
country or part of a country mostly surrounded by the territory of another country; an exclave is one which is geographically separated from the main part by surrounding alien territory
fundamentalism
literal interpretation and strict adherence to basic principles of a religion
geomancy
method of prediction that interprets markings on the ground or how handfuls of dirt land when someone tosses them
Proselytic religion
Universalizing Religion, attempt to be global, to appeal to all people, wherever they may live in the world, not just to those of one culture or location
Sharia Law
Muslim legal framework within which public and some private aspects of life are regulated for those living in a legal system based on Muslim principles