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AP Human Geography, Chapter 4

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Habit
a repetitive act performed by a particular individual
Custom
the frequent repetition of an act, to the extent that it becomes characteristic of the group of people performing the act
Folk Culture (nonmaterial culture)
culture traditionally practiced by a small, homogeneous, rural group living in relative isolation from other groups
Popular Culture (material culture)
culture found in a large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics
Folk Music/Songs
songs that are traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
Folk House
houses that reflect cultural heritage, current fashion, functional needs, and the impact of environment. The form of each house is related in part to environmental as well as social conditions.
Folk food
food that is traditionally made by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
Folklore
the "traditional" usually oral literature of a society, consisting of various genres such as myth, legend, folktale, song, proverb, and many others
Adaptive strategies
how a culture's economy and social features are the same/similar
Acculturation
process of adopting only certain customs that will be to their advantage
Assimilation
the processes through which people lose originally differentiating traits, such as dress, speech particularities, or mannerisms, when they come into contact with another society or culture. Often used to describe immigrant adaptation to new places of residence
Cultural adaptation
adjusting a translation based on the cultural environment of the target language
Cultural core/periphery pattern
the core is the center of the culture, the periphery is the outside of the core
Anglo-American landscape characteristics
township and range patterns established by early settlers
Built environment
the part of the physical landscape that represents material culture, including buildings, roads, bridges, and etc.
Traditional architecture
area in which structures were built as it was being established
Maladaptive diffusion
poor or inadequate adaptation that occurs when a group pursues an adaptive strategy that, in the short run, fails to provide the necessities of life or, in the long run, destroys the environment that nourishes it