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Culture World Geo.

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Ms. Barber

on 7 October 2012

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Transcript of Culture World Geo.

©2012, TESCCC Conclusion Think about your own culture: your belief system, institutions that you are part of, technology you use everyday.
Cultures change over time, but the historical aspects are very important for understanding today’s cultures. Culture must be examined from different perspectives.
Know the terms cultural landscape, cultural hearth, cultural diffusion, and culture region- these terms describe the ways in which cultural geographers view the world. ©2012, TESCCC Political, Economic & Social Factors affect Cultures Political: a system of government (dictatorship, communist, etc. may forbid religious practices, prohibit language spoken by indigenous people, forbid type of clothing, impose a specific religion, etc.)
Economic: (the diffusion of economic practices might go against a people’s value system, or customs and traditions.
Social Factors: (a region’s value system might contradict a religion’s ideals, a region’s education system may prohibit cultural practices. Assimilation-
Push factor
Push factor-
Language Family- ©2012, TESCCC Words Your Need to Know! ©2012, TESCCC The source areas from which radiated ideas, innovations, and ideologies that change the world beyond.

What are some examples? Culture Hearth ©2012, TESCCC Cultural Landscape ©2012, TESCCC CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY A field that studies spatial aspects of human cultures.
Major components focus on:
Cultural Landscapes
Culture Hearths
Cultural Diffusion
Culture Regions ©2012, TESCCC CULTURE
Definition: Shared patterns of learned behavior that are passed on from generation to generation.

Beliefs, Values, Customs
Languages, Ethnicity, Religion
Institutions (Economic, Political, Educational)
Art, Music, and Technology ©2012, TESCCC An Example of Ethnic and Religious Conflict:
The Balkans: Ethnic war between the Croatian Catholics, the Bosnian Muslims, and the Serbian Orthodox. What is ethnicity?
Common racial, national, tribal, religious, linguistic, or cultural origin or background Ethnicity ©2012, TESCCC Cultural Geography is the study of the Earth’s human landscape. Physical v. Cultural Geography ©2012, TESCCC Culture Review Components of Culture ©2012, TESCCC Distinct, culturally discrete spatial unit; a region where certain cultural norms prevail. Culture Region The spreading of a culture element (ex: technological innovation)
Can you think of any examples of cultural diffusion, past or present? Cultural Diffusion ©2012, TESCCC Also known as Human Geography Introduction to Cultural Geography The composite of human imprints on the earth’s surface.
Carl Sauer’s definition: “the forms superimposed on the physical landscape by the activities of man” “ from Recent Developments in Cultural Geography, 1927 Human and nature
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