Culture. Challenge: One uniquely and complete American Cultural Phenomenon . You received a slip of paper as you walked in. It is either a vocabulary word or a definition. Look at it.
Examples: TV, internet, rock music, religionWhat is cultural diffusion?
Fig. 5-1: English is an official language in 50 countries, including some in which it is not the most widely spoken language. It is also used and understood in many others.
Fig. 5-8: The Romance branch includes three of the world’s 12 most widely spoken languages (Spanish, French, and Portuguese), as well as a number of smaller languages and dialects.
Fig. 4-6: Annual hog production is influenced by religious taboos against pork consumption in Islam and other religions. The highest production is in China, which is largely Buddhist.
Fig. 4-12: Per capita consumption of Canadian whiskey (left) and tequila (right) show different source areas and histories of diffusion.
Fig. 4-14: Television has diffused widely since the 1950s, but some areas still have low numbers of TVs per population.