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G: Chp 4 sc 1

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culture
total knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors shared by and passed on by the members of a specific group
society
a group that shares a geographic region, a sence of identity, and culture
ethnic group
a group that shares language, customs and a common heritage
innovation
taking existing technology and resources and creating something new to meet a need
diffusion
spread of ideas, inventions, or patterns of behavior
cultural hearth
site of innovation from which basic ideas, materials, and technology diffuse to many cultures
acculturation
occurs when a society changes because it accepts or adopts an innovation
dialect
reflects changes in speech patterns related to class, regions, or other cultural changes
religion
belief in a supernatural power or powers that are regarded as the creators and maintainers of the universe