AP Human Geography Chapter 4

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habit
a repetitive act that a particular individual performs
custom
a repetitive act of a group, performed to the extent that it becomes characteristic of the...
folk culture
a set of customs traditionally practiced primarliy by small, homogenous groups living in isolated...
popular culture
a set of customs found in large, heterogenous societies that share certain habits despite...
terroir
the contribution of a location's distinctive physical features to the way food tastes
taboo
a restriction on behavior imposed by social custom
acculturation
the exchange of cultural features that results when groups of individuals having different...
assimilation
a process by which members of an ethnic minority group lose cultural characteristics that...
artifact
a handmade object, as a tool, or the remains of one, characteristic of an earlier time or cultural...
built environment
human-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity
core-domain-sphere model
The place where concentration of culture traits that characterizes a region is greatest.
cultural convergence
The tendency for cultures to become more alike as they increasingly share technology and organizational...
cultural/enivronmental perception
The concept that people of different culture will definitely observe and interpret their environment...
cultural ecology
the branch of ecology that involves the study of the interaction of human societies with one...
cultural landscape
Modification to an environment by humans (including built environments and agricultural systems...
culture realm
A collective of culture regions sharing related culture systems; a major world area having...
culture region
A formal or functional region within which common cultural characteristics prevail.
culture hearth
A nuclear area within which an advanced and distinctive set of culture traits, ideas, and technologies...
culture complex
A related set of culture traits descriptive of one aspect of a society's behavior or activity...
culture trait
A single, distinguishing feature of regular occurrence within a culture, such as the use of...
environmental determinism
A nineteenth- and early twentieth- century approach to the study of geography that argued that...
material culture
The tangible, physical items produced and used by members of a specific culture group and reflective...
mentifact
The central, enduring elements of a culture expressing its values and beliefs, including language,...
possiblism
The theory that the physical environment may set limits on human actions, but people have the...
sequent occupance
The succeeding stages of human inhabitation over time on one site
sociofact
The institutions and links between individuals and groups that unite a culture, including family...
uniform landscape
How popular culture's landscape look the same


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