World Cultures Midterm Vocab Chapters 1&2

  1. Geography
    The study of people, their environment, and their resources
  2. Culture
    All of the things that make up a people's entire way of life
  3. Nuclear Family
    Traditionally a wife, husband, and their children
  4. Social Organization
    The structure of social relations within a group
  5. Extended Family
    Several generations living in one household
  6. Social Class
    A broad group in society having common economic, cultural, orpolitical status.
  7. Language
  8. Arts/Literature
  9. Religion
    Answers important life questions
  10. Forms of Gov't
    Provide for the people's needs
  11. Democracy
    Government by the people
  12. Republic
    a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representative schosen directly or indirectly by them.
  13. Dictatorship
    a country, government, or the form of government in which absolute power is exercised by a dictator.
  14. Economic Systems
    Use resources to satisfy the people's wants and needs
  15. Customs/Traditions
    Rules & Behavior
  16. Technology
    Skills & tools people use
  17. Diffusion
    Movement of customs from one place to another
  18. Interdependence
    Mutually reliant on each other
  19. Ethnocentrism
    Judging other cultures by another's standards
  20. Urbanization
    Taking on the characteristics of acity
  21. Imperialism
    One country controlling another
  22. Cash Crops
    any crop that is considered easily marketable, as wheat or cotton.
  23. Privitization
    to transfer from public or government control or ownership toprivate enterprise
  24. Infrastructure
    The basic, underlying framework or features of a system or organization.
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World Cultures Midterm Vocab Chapters 1&2
World Cultures Midterm Vocab Chapters 1&2