AP Human Geography Unit 3 (Culture)

Acculturation
the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
Adaptive Strategy
teachnology, ecology, demography, and economics, that define human behavior
Assimilation
people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family
Barrio
an urban area in a Spanish-speaking country
Chain Migration
the social process by which immigrants from a particular town follow other from that town to a particular city or neighborhood
Cultural Adaption
the passage of an instrument from a source language to a target language with cross-cultural equivalence in appropriate, acceptable and natural language
Cultural Shatterbelt
areas where diverse languages are spoken
Ethnic Cleansing
the mass expulsion and killing of one ethnic group or religious group in an area by another ethnic or religious group in that area
Ethnic Conflict
a war between ethnic groups, often as a result of ethnic nationalism
Ethnic Enclave
a neighborhood, district, or suburb which retains some cultural distinction from a larger, surrounding area
Ethnic Group
people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
Ethnic Homeland
a place of origin for a certain ethnicity
Ethnic Landscape
various ethnic groups that make up a population
Ethnicity
an ethnic quality or affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties
Ethnocentrism
belief in superiority of one’s own ethnic group
Ghetto
a poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions
Plural Society
a society combing ethnic contrasts
Race
the categorization of humans into populations or ancestral groups on the basis of various sets of heritable characteristics
Segregation
a social system that provides seperate facilities for minority groups
Social Distance
the distance between different groups of society and is opposed to locational distance. The notion includes all differences such as social class, race/ethnicity or sexuality, but also the fact that the different groups do not mix

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