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cultural modification of an individual, group, or people by adapting to or borrowing traits from another culture
the process in which a minority group or culture comes to assemble the dominant cultures values, behaviors, and beliefs
forces that pull people apart
forces that bring people together
control by one power over a dependent area or people; occurs when one nation subjugates another, conquering it's population and exploiting it, often while forcing its own language and cultural values upon its people.
The distance-controlled spreading of an idea, innovation, or some other item through a local population by contact from person to person.
language that results from the mixing of a colonizer's language with the indigenous language of the people being dominated.
The tendency for cultures to become more alike as they increasingly share technology and organizational structures in a modern world united by improved transportation and communication.
The likelihood or tendency for cultures to become increasingly dissimilar with the passage of time.
Heartland, source area, innovation center; place of origin of a major culture.
the artificial landscape; the visible human imprint on the land.
the idea that a person's beliefs, values, and practices should be understood based on that person's own culture, rather than be judged against the criteria of another
A total way of life held in common by a group of people, including such learned features as speech, ideaology, behavior; livelihood, technology, and government; or the local, customary way of doing things - a way of life; an ever-changing process in which a group is actively engaged; a dynamic mix of symbols, beliefs, speech, and practices.
A single element of normal practice in a culture
a voluntary community where people of like origin reside by choice