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Unit 4

Race A class or kind of people unified by shared interests, habits and characteristics.
Ethnicity relating to races or large groups of people classed according to common traits and customs
Folk Culture customs practiced by small, rural, and homogenous (uniform) groups of people
Pop Culture customs practiced by large and heterogenous groups of people
Cultural Landscape shaping of a natural landscape by a cultural group
Diffusion the movement of ideas, notions, and innovations
Assimilation the process by which an ethnic culture is taken over by a dominant popular culture
Globalization development of worldwide patterns
Hearth region from which innovative ideas originate
Habit repetitive act of an individual
Custom repetitive act of a group
Trait a distinguishing quality or characteristic, typically one belonging to a person
Material Culture is the physical evidence of a culture in the objects and architecture they make, or have made
Nonmaterial Culture thoughts or ideas that make up a culture
Enclave a distinct territorial or cultural or ethnic area that is within a foreign territory
Relocation Diffusion the spread of an idea through physical movement of people from one place to another
Hierarchical Diffusion the spread of an idea from persons or nodes of authority or power to other persons or places
Contagious Diffusion the rapid, widespread diffusion of a characteristic throughout the population
Universalizing Religions religions that seek to gain converts
Ethnic Religions religions that do not seek to gain converts. Often found amongst folk cultures
Interfaith Boundaries boundaries between the world's major faiths, such as Christianity, Muslim, and Buddhism
Created by: HCSWorldGeo