AP Human Geography Chapter 4

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


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