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a repetitive act performed by a particular individual


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


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


process of adopting only certain customs that will be to their advantage


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

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