Vocab Collage

Project for AP Human

Taboo

A restriction on behavior imposed by social customs ; An example of this would be India's taboo, or restriction of beef. They do not eat beef, due to cultural reasons...

Material Culture

Culture deriving from the survival activities of everyone's daily life --- food, clothing, and shelter ; Typically most of cultures are formed from materials. For example, Asian cultures take great pride in traditional clothing. Like the picture horizontal to this...

Folk Culture

Culture of a homogeneous group living in isolated rural areas ; An example of this would be Country music. Due to the origin of itself, which is the ballad. Meaning story telling, which directly ties in with the conditions for being apart of Folk Culture...

Terroir

The contribution of a location's distinct physical features to the way food tastes ; An example of this would be the food, cheese. The milk extracted from cows is a part of the process in making cheese. The attributes of the milk helps make the cheese's taste...

Globalization

Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something on Earth worldwide in scope ; A really obvious example would be Soccer. In where it started out in Great Britain as a sport exclusive to it. The rules however were too much and so it was banned. Soccer made a revival later, due to organizations creating a set of rules to it. This sport was then to be distributed to other continents, making the game what it is today...

Popular Culture

Culture of a heterogeneous group living in large, heterogeneous societies that share certain habits ; An example of this would be PSY, a Korean singer that had spread like wildfire. His song, Gangnam Style was very popular and spread through the means of contagious diffusion.

Custom

A repetitive act of a group, performed to an extent that it is apart of their characteristics ; A very well-known example of this would be bowing in Korean schools. Students in Korea are taught to be very loyal to teachers. So whenever a teacher pasts by you in the hall, you are to be bowing to them to show respect. Even if you are in an engaging conversation, you must bow to the teacher (s) that walks by...

Uniform Landscape

The spatial expression of a popular custom in one location being similar to another ; An example of uniform landscape would be McDonald's. Due to its vast diffusion throughout the varying regions. Of course the regions follow the characteristics of it very carefully...

Language Group

A collection of languages in a branch that share a common origin before recorded history and display relatively few differences in grammar and vocabulary ; An example of this would be the Germanic language. In which the branches, English and German share almost the same structure and have many words in common...

Isogloss

A boundary that separates regions in which different language usages appear stronger than another ; As you can see the picture horizontal to this, it shows the boundary separating the regions apart...