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Ch 4 Culture

TermDefinition
cultural landscape Modifications to the enviorment by humans, including the built enviorment and agricultural systems, that reflect aspects if thier culture
Culture The shared understandings that guide behavior and values and condition a group's perception of the world. Is learned from one generation to the net and evolves over time.
Culture region a region defined by similar culture traits and cultural landscape features.
Culture trait A defining characteristic of the culture that is shared by most, if not all, members
artifact object made by human beings
folk culture Culture traditionally practiced by a small, homogeneous, rural group living in relative isolation from other groups.
popular culture Culture found in a large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics.
custom a repetitive act of a group performed to the extent that it becomes a characteristic
habit a repetitive act that a particular individual performs
taboo a restriction on a behavior imposed by a social custom
uniform landscape the spatial expression of a popular custom in one location that will be similar to another
cultural landscape a landscape that has been changed by human beings and that reflects their culture
culture realm a cluster of regions in which related culture systems prevail
culture hearth a center where cultures developed and from which ideas and traditions spread outward
material culture The physical manifestations of human activities; includes tools ,campsites, art, and structures. The most durable aspects of culture
accultration modifying cultural traits to conform to dominant culture
assimilation adopting dominant culture
multicultralism many cultures
globalization spread world wide
terroir contribution of envionment to taste of food
Created by: Mrs. Sweeney