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WSEH Chapter 4 Cultures of the World Key Terms & Vocabulary

  1. culture: the way of life of a people, including their beliefs and practices
  2. cultural landscape: the parts of a people's environment that they have shaped and the technology they have used to shape it
  3. civilization: an advanced culture with cities and a system of writing
  4. institution: a custom or organization with social, educational, or religious purposes
  5. trait: distinguishing feature or characteristic
  6. dictate: to control or command
  7. advance: development
  8. complex: complicated, made up of several parts
  9. society: a group of people sharing a culture
  10. social structure: a pattern of organized relationships among groups of people within a society
  11. social class: a grouping of people based on rank or status
  12. nuclear family: a mother, a father, and their children
  13. extended family: a family that includes several generations
  14. status: rank or position
  15. concept: idea
  16. ritual: ceremony or custom
  17. cultural diffusion: the movement of customs and ideas
  18. acculturation: the process of accepting new ideas and fitting them into a culture
  19. contribute: to give
  20. promote: to help bring about
  21. obtain: to gain possession of
  22. focus: to concentrate
wseh_chapter_4_cultures_of_the_world_key_terms_vocabulary.txt · Last modified: 2018/01/28 20:34 by john