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Culture

TermDefinition
Culture A way of life of a group of people who share similar beliefs and customs
Custom a practice from the past that people continue to observe
Cultural diffusion the spreading out of culture, culture traits, or a cultural pattern from a central point.
Social Group a collection of people who interact with each other and share similar characteristics and a sense of unity
Ethnic Group a collection of people who share a language,history, or place of origin; a large group of people who have more in common with each other than they do with other peoples
Ethnocentrism Belief in the superiority of one's own ethnic group
Dialect a local variation of a language
Diversity the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies
Subculture the attitudes, beliefs, values, and behavioral habits shared by a group of people within a society, which differ from those of the society as a whole.
Acculturation the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; modification or change.
Cultural Hearth A center where cultures developed and from which ideas and traditions spread outward. (ideas, cultural traits, and technologies)
Assimilation the process by which minority groups gradually adopt patterns of the dominant culture
Distance Decay the more interaction between a country, the more likely an idea is to be diffused there compared to a country with little to no interaction
Popular Culture culture found in a large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics.
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