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Custom The frequent repetition of an act, to the extent that it becomes characteristic of the group of people performing the act.
Folk Culture Culture traditionally practiced by a small, homogeneous, rural group living in relative isolation from other groups.
Habit A repetitive act performed by a particular individual
Popular Culture Culture found in a large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics.
Taboo A restriction on behavior imposed by social customs.
material artifacts Visible objects that a group possesses and leaves behind for the future including survival activities (food, shelter, clothing) and leisure activities (arts and recreation).
relocation diffusion The spread of a feature or trend through bodily movement of people from one place to another.
environmental determinism 19th and early 20th century approach to the study of geography that argued that the physical environment caused human activities.
MDC More Developed Country
LDC Less Developed Country
chador Combination head covering and veil worn by many women in Islamic countries.
dowry A "gift" (money, cattle, property, etc) given to a groom's family by the bride's family in traditional cultures.
cultural imperialism People may lose their folk culture because of the influence of material elements of popular culture from MDCs.
hearths Regions from which innovative ideas originate
terroir Describes the effect environmental conditions (soil, climate, water) on a specific food item such as wine.
non-material aspects of folk culture songs, dance, stories, customs, belief systems
Created by: WestonSandfort