Flashcards - Understanding Cultural Geography

Flashcards - Understanding Cultural Geography
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diffusion
Diffusion is the net movement of molecules or atoms from a region of high concentration to a region of low concentration
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assimilation
Cultural assimilation is the process by which a person or a group's language and/or culture come to resemble those of another group
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race
Race is the classification of humans into groups based on physical traits, ancestry, genetics or social relations, or the relations between them
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gender
Gender is the range of characteristics pertaining to, and differentiating between, masculinity and femininity
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sphere
A sphere is a perfectly round geometrical object in three-dimensional space that is the surface of a completely round ball,
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sphere
A sphere is a perfectly round geometrical object in three-dimensional space that is the surface of a completely round ball,
gender
Gender is the range of characteristics pertaining to, and differentiating between, masculinity and femininity
race
Race is the classification of humans into groups based on physical traits, ancestry, genetics or social relations, or the relations between them
assimilation
Cultural assimilation is the process by which a person or a group's language and/or culture come to resemble those of another group
diffusion
Diffusion is the net movement of molecules or atoms from a region of high concentration to a region of low concentration
cultural evolution
Sociocultural evolution, sociocultural evolutionism or cultural evolution are theories of cultural and social evolution that describe how cultures and societies change over time
Karl Marx
Karl Marx was a philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist
taboos
A taboo is a vehement prohibition of an action based on the belief that such behavior is either too sacred or too accursed for ordinary individuals to undertake
cultural landscape
A cultural landscape, as defined by the World Heritage Committee, is the "cultural properties [that] represent the combined works of nature and of man
acculturation
Acculturation explains the process of cultural change and psychological change that results following meeting between cultures

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