AP Human Geography – Folk and Popular Culture Ch. 4

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The Material manifestation of culture, including tools, housing, systems of land use, clothing, and etc.
Built Environment
The part of the physical landscape that represents material culture, including buildings, roads, bridges, and etc.
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 structures in a modern world united by improved transportation and communication.
Cultural/Environmental Perception
The concept that people of different culture will definitely observe and interpret their environment and make different decision about its nature, potentiality and use.
Cultural Landscape
Modification to an environment by humans (including built environments and agricultural systems that reflects aspects of culture.)
Culture Realm
A collective of culture regions sharing related culture systems; a major world area having sufficient distinctiveness to be perceived as a set apart from other realms in terms of cultural characteristics and complexes.
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 develops and from which there is diffusion of those characteristics and the cultural landscape features they imply.
Culture Complex
A related set of culture traits descriptive of one aspect of a society’s behavior or activity (may be associated with religious beliefs or business practices.)
Culture Trait
A single, distinguishing feature of regular occurrence within a culture, such as the use of chopsticks of the observance of a particular caste system. A single element of learned behavior.
The frequent repetition of an act, to the extent that it becomes characteristic of the group of people performing the act.
Environmental Determinism
A nineteenth- and early twentieth- century approach to the study of geography that argued that the general laws sought by human geographers could be found in the physical sciences. Geography was therefore the study of how the physical environment caused human activities.
Folk Culture (Folkways)
Culture traditionally practiced by a small, homogenous, rural group living in relative isolation from other groups.
Food Attraction
A Reasons certain culture/region eats food.
A repetitive act performed by a particular individual.
Material Culture
The tangible, physical items produced and used by members of a specific culture group and reflective of their traditions, lifestyles and technologies.
The central, enduring elements of a culture expressing its values and beliefs, including language, religion, folklore, and etc.
Popular Culture
Culture found in a large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics.
The theory that the physical environment may set limits on human actions, but people have the ability to adjust to the physical environment and choose a course of action from many alternatives.
The institutions and links between individuals and groups that unit a culture, including family structure and political, educational and religious institutions.
A restriction on behavior imposed by social custom.
Uniform Landscape
How popular culture’s landscape look the same.