culturalanthro2 - Chapter 2: What Makes Us Strangers When...

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Chapter 2: What Makes Us Strangers When We Are Away from Home? Terms: Culture- the sum total of the knowledge, ideas, behaviors, and material creations that are learned, shared, and transmitted primarily through the symbolic system of language Attribute- a discrete characteristic of an artifact; including shape, size, design elements and their placement, and techniques of manufacture Enculturation- the process of learning one’s culture while growing up in it Homogeneous culture- cultural group that shares most ideas, values, knowledge, behaviors, and artifacts (typical of small culture groups like foragers) Heterogeneous culture- cultural group that shares only a few components (typical of large societies such as states, where there are many subcultures such as ethnic groups) Innovation- something totally new Invention- something new that is created based on items of ideas that already exist Diffusion- the borrowing and exchange of items btwn cultures Ideal culture- what ppl believe they should do
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course ANTH Anth 0780 taught by Professor Richardscaglion during the Fall '09 term at Pittsburgh.

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