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19 Cards in this Set

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Material Culture

The physical manifestations of human activities; includes tools, campsites, art and structures. The most durable aspects of culture.

Non-material Culture

Ideas, knowledge and beliefs that influence peoples behavior

Pop Culture

Culture found in a large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics.


The process through which something is given monetary value. Occurs when a good 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.

Time-Space Compression

Refers to the social psychological effects of living in a world in which time-space convergence is rapidly reached at a high level of intensity.


The loss of uniqueness of a place in the cultural landscape to the point that one place looks like the next.


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

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 Vera.


A constructed identity and is a perfect example of how identities are built geographically.


An identity stems from the notion that people are closely bounded, even related, in a certain place over time

Cultural Convergence

When cultures become more like due to sharing technology/ideas.


Traits from two different cultures are mixed to form a new cultural trait


Europeans feel they are superior during colonialism


Tendency to write/think with the default mindset of the white, heterosexual male

Queer Theory

Taking the often negatively used word in society and examining how it opposes and also interacts with the heteronomative


How we make sense of ourselves; how people see themselves at different scales.


Identifies citizens of a country


Constructed out of perceptions based on variations of the human race


Affiliation or identity within a group of people bound by common ancestry and culture