AP Human Geography Vocab Textbook Chapter 7 - Acculturation the exchange of cultural features that results when groups of individuals having different

AP Human Geography Vocab Textbook Chapter 7 - Acculturation...

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Acculturation: the exchange of cultural features that results when groups of individuals having different cultures come into continuous first hand contact; the original cultural patterns of either or both groups may be altered, but the groups remain distinct Ex. Mexicans that move into the United States are still distinct from American culture, yet they are in direct contact with citizens. Adaptive Strategy: The unique way in which each culture uses it's particular physical environment; Those aspects of culture that serve to provide the necessities of life - Food, clothing, shelter, and defense Ex. How a culture to adapts in order to survive in its conditions. Assimilation: Process of less dominate cultures losing their culture to a more dominant culture Ex. As an excuse to get rid of the Chinese Population during the Gold Rush, American leaders claimed that they did not assimilate well into society. Bario: A chiefly Spanish-speaking community or neighborhood in a U.S. city. Ex. communities in the Boroughs, which often only speak Spanish as a reflection of monetary conditions post-immigration. Chain migration- when one family member migrates to a new country and the rest of the family follows shortly after Ex. When a family member from Mexico migrates to the US, often the other members will follow. Cultural Adaption: Adjusting a translation based on the cultural environment of the target language.

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