1. Globalization
    The trend toward increased cultural and economic connectedness between people, businesses, and organizations throughout the world.
  2. Hybridization
    cultural syncretism
  3. Cultural Nationalism
    A process of protecting, either formally (with laws) or informally (with social values), the primacy of a certain cultural system against influences (real or imagined) from another culture.
  4. Cultural Imperialism
    spread or advance of one culture at the expense of others or imposition on other cultures which it modifies, replaces, or destroys.
  5. Nation-state
    a relatively homogeneous cultural group with its own political territory
  6. Sustainable Development
    Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
  7. Green Revolution
    term used to describe the transformation of agriculture in many developing nations that led to significant increases in agricultural production between the 1940s and 1960s.
  8. Insolation
    the amount of the sun's energy that reaches earth at a given time and place
  9. Deforestation
    The process of clearing the land of forests, often to make space for farms and cities.
  10. Less Developed Countries
    Also known as developing country, a country that is at a relatively early stage in economic development
  11. More Developed Countries
    A country that is highly industrialized with a diverse economy and the people have a higher standard of living
  12. Squatter Settlement
    An area within a city in a less developed country in which people illegally establish residences on land they do not own or rent and erect homemade structures
  13. Indigenous Cultures
    a culture group that constitutes the original inhabitants of a territory
  14. Subsistence Agriculture
    Agriculture designed primarily to provide food for direct consumption by the farmer and the farmer's family
  15. Overurbanization
    a condition experienced in many LDCs in which the city grows more rapidly than the jobs and housing it can maintain.
  16. Transnational Firms
    Firms and corporation, that although may be headquarters in one country do international business through an array of global subsidiaries
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