4.10: Key Terms Defined
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Commodification: The process of transforming a cultural activity into a saleable product.
Cultural ecology: Study of human adaptations to physical environments.
Cultural Landscape: Landscapes produced by the interaction of physical and human inputs.
Cultural reproduction: The process of inculcating cultural values into successive generations.
Cultural tourism: A variety of tourism concerned with exploring the culture of a place.
Culture: Learned human behavior associated with groups.
Culture Hearth: Historic location of cultural formation.
Fashion: The latest and most socially esteemed style of clothing or other products and behaviors.
Folk Culture: Culture practiced by a small, homogeneous, usually rural group. AKA Traditional culture.
Formal region: A region that has defined boundaries, often a governmental unit such as a country, province, or county.
Functional region: A region defined by a relationship, such as the market area of a product, a commuter zone or an employment market.
Globalization: The global movement of money, technology, and culture.
Heterogeneous: A population composed of dissimilar people.
Homogeneous: A population composed of similar people.
Material culture: The objects and materials related to a particular culture.
Perceptual region: Internally defined region that exists as the expression of a cultural type.
Placelessness: The state of having no place. In the modern context, a place exactly like any other place.
Popular Culture: Culture created for consumption by the mass of population.
Resistance: Actively pursuing a policy of obstruction of a particular process or undertaking.