NASWA - Definitions

NASWA - Definitions - NASWA Definitions: 1) Popular...

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NASWA Definitions: 1) Popular Culture : The constantly changing ‘mass’ culture of advanced (industrialized- urbanized) societies that are open, individualistic, and class-structured 2) Folk Culture : The strongly traditional, durable way of life found in comparatively isolated rural areas 3) Possibilism : A doctrine of European origin that claims that people through their cultures are free to select from a number of environmental ‘possibilities.’ This doctrine is opposite determinism 4) Environmental Determinism : The view that the natural environment has a controlling influence over various aspects of human life, including cultural development 5) Culture Hearth : A source area or innovation center from which cultural traditions are transmitted 6) Mesopotamia : The Tigris-Euphrates Plain of present-day Iraq >>> literally ‘the land between the rivers,’ the hearth or cradle of civilization 7) Fertile Crescent : An arc stretching between Mesopotamia and southeastern Mediterranean
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