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Mrs.Rivera chapter 4


culure The sum total of the knowledge, attitude, and habitual bahavioral patterns shared and transmitted by the members of a society.
folk culture Cultural traits such as dress modes, dwellings, traditions, and institutions of usually small, traditional communities.
popular culture Cultural traits such as dress, diet, and music that identify and are part of today's changeable, urban-based, media-influenced western societies.
local culture Group of people in a particular place who see themselves as a collective or a communiy, who share experiences, customs,and traits, and who work to preserve those traits and customs in order to claim uniqueness and to distiquish themselves from others.
material culture The art, housing, clothing, sports, dances, foods, and similar items constructed or created by a group of people.
nonmaterial culture the beliefs, practices, aesthetics, and valuesTof a group of people.
assimilate The process through which people lose originally differentiating traits, such as dress, speech particularities or mannerisms, when they come into contact with another society or culture.
custom Practice routinely followed by a group of people.
cultural apporation The process by which cultures adopt customs and knowledge from other cultures and use them for their own benefit.
neolocalism The seeking out of the regional culture and reinvigoration of it in response to the uncerainty of the modern world.
ethnic neighborhood Neighborhood,typically situated in a larger metropolitan city and constructed by or comprised of a local culrure, in which a local culture can practice its customs.
commodification The process through which something is given monetary value; occurs whan a good or an idea that previously was not regarded as an object to be bought and sold is turned into something that has a paticula price.
time-space compression Refers to the social and psychological effects of living in a world in hich time-space convergance has rapidly reached a high level of intensity.
reterritorialization With respect to poular culture, when people within a place start to produce an aspect of popular culture themsleves, doing so in the context of their local culture and making it their own.
cultural landscape The visable imprint of human activity and culture on the landscape. The layers of bulidings, forms, nd artifacts sequentially imprinted on the landscape by the activities of various human occupants.
placelessness The process through which people lose originally differentiating traits, such as dress and speech, when they come into contact with another society or culture.
global-local continuum The notion that what happens at the global scale has a direct effect on what happens at the local scale, and vise versa. This idea posits that the world is comprised of an interconnected series of relationships extend across space.
glocalization The precess by which people in a local place mediate and alter regional, national, and global processes.
hierrchical diffusion A form of difusion in which an idea or innovation spreads by passing first among the most connected places or peoples.
authenticity In the context of local cultures or cutoms, the accuracy with which a single stereotypical or typecast image or experience conveys an otherwise dynamic and compex local culture or is customs.
folk-housing regions A region in which the housing stock predominantly reflects styles of building that are particular to the culure of the people who have long inhabited area.
hearth The area where an idea or cultural trait originates.
distance decay The effects of distance on interacion, generally the greater the distance the less the interaction.
diffusion routes The spatial trajactory through which cultural traits or other phenomena spread.
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