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AP humangeo ch.1 pt4

AP Human Geography mrs.rivera fourth set of 16 (Blji)

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Cultural Diffusion The expansion and adoption of a cultural element, from its place of origin to a wider area
Time-Distance Decay The declining degree of acceptance of an idea or innovation with increasing time and distance from its point of origin or source
Cultural Barrier Prevailing cultural attitude rendering certain innovations, ideas or practices unacceptable or unadpoted in that particular culture
Exapansion Diffusion The spread of an innovation or an idea through a population in an area in such a way that the number of those influenced grows conitnually larger, resulting in an expanding area of dissemination
Contagious Diffusion The distance-controlled spreading of an idea, innovation, or some other item through a local population by contact from person to person- analogous to the communication of a contagious illness.
Hierarchial Diffusion A form of diffusion in which an idea or innovation spreads by passing first among the most connected places or people.
Stimulous Diffusion A form of diffusion in which a cultural adaption is created as a result of the introduction of a cultural trait or another place.
Relocation Diffusion Sequential diffusion process in which the items being diffused are transmitted by their carrier agents as they evacuate the old areas and relocate to new ones.
Geographic Concept Ways of seeing the world spatially that are used by geographers in answering research questions
Environmental Determinism The view that the natural environment has a controlling influence over various aspects
Isotherm Line on a map connecting points of equal temperature values
Possiblism Geographic viewpoint- a response to determinism- that holds that human decision making, not the environment, is the crucial factor in cultural development.
Political Ecology An approach to studying nature- society relations that is concerned with the ways in which environmental issues both reflect, and are the result of, the political and socioeconomic contexts in which they are situated.
Cultural Ecology The multiple interactions and relationships between a culture and the natural environment.
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