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assimilation

the process through which people lose originally differentiating traits, such as dress, speech particularities or mannerisms, when they come into contact with another society or culture. often used to describe immigrant adaptation to new places of residence.

authenticity

in the context of local cultures or customs, the accuracy with which the single stereotypical or typecast image or experience conveys an otherwise dynamic and complex local culture or its customs.

commodification

the process through which something is given monetary value; occurs when a good or idea that previously was not regarded as an object to be bought and sold is turned into something that has a particular price and that can be traded in a market economy.

cultural appropriation

the process by which cultures adopt customs and knowledge from other cultures and use them for their own benefit.

cultural landscape

the visible imprint of human activity and culture on the lands scale. the layers of buildings, forms, and artifacts sequentially imprinted on the landscape by the activities of various human occupants.

culture

the sum total of the knowledge, attitudes, and habitual behavior patterns shared and transmitted by the members of society. this is anthropologist Ralph Linton’s definition; hundreds of others exist.

custom

practice routinely followed by a group of people

distance devay

the effects of distance on interaction, generally the greater the distance the less interaction.

ethnic neighborhood

neighborhood, typically situated in a larger metropolitan city and constructed by or composed of a local culture, in which a local culture can practice its customs

folk culture

cultural traits such as dress modes, dwellings, traditions, and institutions of usually small, traditional communities

global local continuum

the notion that what happens at the global scale has a direct effect on what happens at the local scale, and vice versa. this idea posits that the world is comprised of an interconnected series of relationships than extend across space.

glocalization

the process by which people in a local place mediate and alter regional, national, and global processes.

hearth

the area where an idea or cultural trait originated

hierarchical diffusion

a form of diffusion in which an idea or innovation spreads by passing first among the most connected places or people. an urban hierarchy is usually involved, encouraging the leapfrogging of innovations over wide areas, with geographic distance a less important influence

local culture

group of people in a particular place who see themselves as a collective/community, sharing and preserving experiences, customs, and traits to claim uniqueness and to distinguish themselves from others

material culture

the art, housing, clothing, sports, dances, foods, and other similar items constructed or created by a group of people

neocalism

the seeking out of the regional culture and reinvigoration or it in response to the uncertainty of the modern world.

non material culture

the beliefs, practices, aesthics, and values of a group of people b

placelessness

defined by geographer Edward Relph as the loss of uniqueness of place in the cultural landscape so that one place looks like the next.

placelessness

defined by geographer Edward Relph as the loss of uniqueness of place in the cultural landscape so that one place looks like the next.

popular culture

cultural traits such as dress, diet and music that identify and are part of today’s changeable, urban-based, media-influences western societies.

placelessness

defined by geographer Edward Relph as the loss of uniqueness of place in the cultural landscape so that one place looks like the next.

popular culture

cultural traits such as dress, diet and music that identify and are part of today’s changeable, urban-based, media-influences western societies.

reterritorialization

with respect to popular culture, with respect to popular culture, when people within a place start to produce an aspect of popular culture themselves, doing so in the context of their local culture and making it their own.