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APHG Exam Ch. 4-7

Culture A group of belief systems, norms, and values practiced by people.
Folk Culture Much variation from place to place. (Spatial Variation) Little variation from time to time. (Temporal Variation) Little variation from person to person. (The "culture" decides) Typically small, rural, homogeneous, and cohesive.
Popular Culture Little variation from place to place. (Spatial Variation) Much variation from time to time. (Temporal Variation) Much variation from Person to Person. (The "idividual" decides) Large, heterogeneous, urban, and has quick changes of cultural traits.
Local Culture A group of people in a particular place who see themselves as collective or a community, share experiences, customs, and traits, and work to preserve those traits and customs in order to claim uniqueness and distinguish themselves from others.
Material Culture Includes the things a group of people construct. Examples: art, houses, clothing, sports, dance, and foods.
Nonmaterial Culture Includes the beliefs, practices, aeshetics, and values of a group of people.
Hearth Point of origin.
Assimilation The process through which people lose originality differentiating traits, such as dress, speech, particularities, or mannerisms, when they come into contact with another society or culture.
Custom A practice that a group routinely follows.
Cultural Appropriation The process by which other cultures adopt customs and knowledge and use them for their own benefit.
Neocalism The seeking out of the regional culture and reinvigoration of it in response to the uncertainty of the modern world.
Ethnic Neighborhoods Neighborhood, typically situated in a larger metropolitan city and constructed by or comprised of a local culture, in which a local culture can practice its customs.
Commodification The process through which something (a name, a good, an idea, or even a person) that previously was not regarded as an object to be bought or sold becomes an object that can be bought, sold, or traded in the world market.
Authenticity In the context of local cultures or customs, the accuracy with a single stereotypical or typecast image or experience conveys an otherwise dynamic and complex local culture.
Distance Decay The effects of distance on interaction, generally the greater the distance the less interaction.
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