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DSST Cultural Geography

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1. Economy where people consume only what they produce

2. Culture based in large - heterogeneous societies permitting individualism - CHANGE - money - economy - weakened interpersonal relationships.

3. Massacre of a particular group

4. The binding together of all the lands & peoples of the world into an integrated system driven by the marketplace; homogenization

5. A doctrine that proposes women are inherently better Environmental preservationists than men

6. A voluntary community where people of like origin live by choice

7. Refers to countries that are building up their industries and infrastructure. These countries are generally shifting from an agricultural to an industrial economy.

8. Resources that can be renewed

9. A grouping of like places or the functional union of places into a spatial unit

10. Resources such as fossil fuels - which can not be made again.

11. A stabilized population created when an average of only 2 children per couple survive to adulthood so that the number of births equals the number of deaths

12. Forced displacement of a population by government policy - violence - disease - war - enslavement - natural disaster - or ethnic cleansing

13. Wide range of tales - legends - lore - beliefs - superstitions

14. A type of expansion diffusion in which a specific trait fails to spread but the underlying idea is accepted - Example: Reindeer

15. Favorable - attractive conditions that affect migration

16. Tendency of people to migrate to the same area over time; as on goes - so do others

17. Belief that culture depends more on what people perceive the Environment to be than on the actual character of the Environment

18. The removal of an unwanted ethnic minority from a nation-state through mass-killing - deportation - or imprisonment

19. An ethnic group adopts some ways of the host society to be able to function economically and socially

20. An independent country dominated by a relatively homogeneous culture group

21. A graph used to show age and sex composition

22. A cultivation system that features the interpolating of trees with field crops

23. Number of people out of every 1 -000 who die in a year

24. Impoverished urban - Hispanic neighborhood

25. A barrier that permits some aspects of an innovation to diffuse through it but weakens continued spread

26. The ability of people - ideas - or things to move freely through space

27. All physical - tangible objects made & used by a group; Example; clothes - books - desks....

28. Immigrants introduce some traditions to new land - but less complex than those in the old country

29. Border of word usage or pronunciation

30. A language with a small vocabulary borrowed from another language; used in commerce

31. Population geography

32. A barrier that completely halts the diffusion or spread of an innovation; completely blocks

33. Number of live births per 1000 population in a given year

34. An area protected by isolation where a language has survived unchanged

35. Structures built in a traditional manner

36. Large-scale movement of people between different regions of the world

37. The absence of trade-distorting policies that give domestic firms - households - or factors of production an advantage over foreign ones

38. A type of expansion diffusion where an innovation spreads very quickly - like a fast spreading disease

39. Goods brought into a country

40. The method used to answer these three questions: what goods and services to produce -how to produce them - and who will recieve them.

41. A collection of languages that are related because of a common ancestor

42. A government in which the people have no rights; one person or a small group of people rule the country by force and make all the laws

43. A group of people with norms - values - & material practices that differentiate them from the dominate culture

44. The belief that cultures are directly shaped by the physical environment

45. Things found in nature that people can use to meet their needs

46. A form of a language spoken in a certain geographical region that has its own grammar - pronunciation - and vocabulary.

47. Those fleeing from persecution in their country

48. A part of a region; more personal - individual - Ex. McHenry

49. The study of the relationships between people & the places where they live

50. A group of people who share a common acestry or traditions living as a minority in a larger society