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culture knowledge, attitude, behaviors; passed down by a group. learned from family, school, peers, & media
Elements of Culture language, religion, food & shelter, education systems, security/protection, relationships & family, political/social organizations, creative expression/recreation
language allows for communication
oral tradition helps pass cultural traits along through generations
dialect different versions of same basic language
religion belief in supernatural powers responsible for creation and maintenance of universe; monotheistic, polytheistic, animalistic, nontheistic, and atheistic
food and shelter places we live and things we eat
education formal: schools, university, religion -- informal: family, friends, social clubs/groups
security/protection military - nat gov; police - local gov; family - tribe
recreation music, dance, theatre, literature, sports, architecture, art, hobbies
culture hearth where innovations, ideas, and technology begin
acculturation when a group takes some of another groups traits
cultural diffusion when the idea of taking another group's traits is spread
spatial distribution physical location of anything that can be mapped
innovation any new idea accepted by a culture
assimilation totally adopting a new culture
institutions structures of relationship, role, and function in society; politically, religiously, and linguistically
Hinterland an area far away from a big city
gerrymandering redrawing boundaries to ensure political victory
service industry tertiary, provides services rather than goods
Saint Lawrence Seaway system of locks which connect the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean
Columbian Exchange transatlantic exchange of plants, animals, and diseases
Created by: anniekittrell