Essay about Important Terms in Cultural Anthropology

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Mr. Healy, Period 5
4/25/13

Chapter 4 KBAT Material Culture-The physical objects produced by a culture in order to meet its material needs: food, clothing, shelter, arts, and recreation.

Culture-The body of beliefs (values), social forms, and material traits that together constitute the distinct tradition of a group of people.

Folk Culture-Cultural traditions practiced by a small, homogeneous, rural group living in relative isolation.

Popular Culture-Cultural elements found in large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in personal characteristics.

Globalization-Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope.

Habit-A repetitive
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Culture-The body of beliefs (values), social forms, and material traits that together constitute the distinct tradition of a group of people. Cultural geography- the study of the impact of human culture on the landscape
Cultural regions- A formal or functional region within which common cultural characteristics prevail.

2. Anglo-American- English
Latin-American- Spanish but with a wide distribution of others such as English, German, French, and Latin.

3. Folk cultures origin is anonymous and it diffuses very slowly and develops over time. It is clustered distribution, isolated and lack of interaction, breed uniqueness and always has something to do with the environment. It is usually located in a rural community and the community is very close together. The folk cultures houses are normally built with wood and bricks, and do not have blueprints. Folk cultures do not like to change a tradition. Food comes from what local wilderness produces and they ‘live off the land’
Popular culture has a wide distribution, and they go from place to place rapidly and more likely differences at one place over time. Their housing is a small region and it varies from region to region, but most of the time there are trends. Their food is from cargo and there is no limit of distance if something is popular, for example, drugs and snacks.

4. An example of folk culture is
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