18 terms

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Culture
The sum total of knowledge, attitudes and habitual behavior patterns shared and transmitted by the members of a society.
Folk Culture
cultural traits such as dress modes, dwellings traditions, and institutions of usually small, traditional communities.
Popular Culture
Cultural traits such as dress, diet, and music that identify and are part of today's changeable, urban based, media influenced western societies.
Local Culture
Group of people in a particular place who see themselves as a collective or a community, who share experiences, customs, traits, and who work to preserve those traits and customs.
Material Culture
The art, housing, clothing, sports, dances, foods and other similar items constructed or created by a group of people.
Nonmaterial Culture
The beliefs, practices, aesthics, and values of a group of people.
Hierarchal Diffusion
A form of diffusion in which an idea or innovation spreads by passing first among the most connected places or peoples. An urban hierarchy is usually involved, encouraging the leapfrogging of innovations over wide areas, with geographic distance a less important influence.
Hearth
The region from which innovative ideas and cultural traits originate.
Assimilate
The process through which people lose originally differentiating traits, such as dress, speech particularities or mannerisms, when they come into contact with another society or culture.
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
Neighborhood, typically situated in a larger metropolitian city and constructed by or composed of a local culture, in which a local culture can practice its customs.
Commodification
The process though which something is given monetary value.
Distance Decay
The effects of distance on interaction, generally the greater the distance the less interaction.
Time-space Compression
The social and physiological effects of living in a world in which time-space convergence has rapidly reached a high level of intensity.
Cultural Landscape
the visible imprint of human activity and culture on the landscape
Placelessness
Defined by the geographer Edward Relph as the loss of uniqueness of place in the cultural landscape so that one place looks like the next.
Diffusion Routes
The spatial trajectory through which cultural traits or other phenomena spread.