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Custom frequent repetition of an act so that it becomes characteristic of a group performing it
Folk Culture traditions practiced by small, homogeneous rural groups living in relative isolation from other groups
Habit The repetitive act performed by a particular individual
Popular Culture culture found in large, heterogeneous societies that that share certain habits despite other differences
Taboo A restriction on behavior imposed by social custom
cultural trait individual characteristic; a characteristic or quality that distinguishes somebody
cultural hearths cultural hearth is a source area in which a culture has become well established
terroir the contribution of a location's physical features to the way food tastes
Tin Pan Alley location of early publishers and writers of popular music in NYC in the early 20th Century
Amish folk group in the USA that originated in 1600s Switzerland, reject modern technology & live much like their ancestors
Modern house styles minimal traditional, ranch, split-level, contemporary, shed
Neo-eclectic mansard, neo-Tudor, neo-French, neo-colonial
US housing groups bungalow, irregular mansard, double pile, single pile, ranch
uniform landscapes result of the spread of popular culture worldwide making many cities look similar to each other
acculturation refers to an adoption of cultural traits by one group under the influence of another
assimilation When integration of new arrivals into economic and cultural mainstream of a host society is complete
artifact comprise the technological subsystem of culture;material objects necessary for meeting basic needs, such as tools
Built Environment/Cultural landscape Fashioning of a landscape by a cultural group
cultural convergence contact and interaction between the distinct cultures of two groups
localization when a product or trend is introduced to another country
cultural/environmental perception The way one’s culture or environment affects the way they see the world around them
material culture refers to the physical objects created by a culture
cultural ecology geographic approach that emphasizes the way humans interact with their environment
mentifact comprise the ideological subsystem of the culture; ideas, beliefs, knowledge, & how they are communicated
culture realm a region where cultural traits maintain homogeneity
culture complex a group of cultural traits all interrelated and dominated by one essential trait
sociofact comprise the sociological subsystem of a culture; including the expected and expected patterns if interpersonal relations within the people group
culture region geographical location that seems to encompass a cultural group
syncretism the development of a new cultural trait as a result of the fusion of two distinct but interacting cultures
Baby Bust Large drop in fertility rates in the U.S. During the 1960s and 1970s.
Time distance decay The idea that the longer it takes for something to spread, the less likelihood of interaction with it
Placelessness Loss of distinct local features in favor of standardized landscape
Sense of Place Term used to connote attachment to and comfort in a particular place
Cultural imperialism dominance of one culture over another, historically a result of colonization, in present day as pop culture
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