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Cultural geography

Describing the diversities around the world

Indira Zaldivar

on 15 October 2012

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Diversities of the world Cultural Geography Culture The marked line of industrialization Trade causes cultural change because sometimes countries have to find common ground and conform to the economics of the one they have to trade with.Like what is happening with China and the U.S. one wants the other to clean up it's act or it's processes and not pollute the world. Innovation makes cultural changes because with the new inventions it makes things way easier like for farmers tractors and machines have changed a lot. They make new inventions for the farmers that way crops may start growing faster. Causes of Cultural changes Pro's and Con's of You can see how migration changes culture by first looking at when the Europeans came to America. There were Native Americans who were forced by europeans to change to christians. War also changed the culture in America when women were thought of just the one to have and take care of their kids.But then World War one occurred when many men that had families had to go and serve for their country. So many women took this opportunity and started to be engineers, drivers, factory workers, shop keepers and even CEO’s. Trade and Innovation pros an cons of globalization culture The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively. Rural vs. Urban People inhabit different parts of the world and lead different types of lives. Their lifestyles change across the various regions on Earth and so do their mentalities. The resources available in their regions, the plant and animal life that is native to their area have a direct impact of their way of living. People all over the world have been divided into two distinct groups by this marked line of difference between an urban and a rural life. What is the difference between a rural and an urban living? What are the pros and cons of the two different ways of life? Let us see. Urban areas are equipped with all the modern amenities and facilities like the Internet, telephone, television and satellite communication. A majority of the households of the urban areas are blessed with this technological advancement. The newly developing shopping complexes, theaters, food malls and restaurants are a commonplace in urban cities. Huge constructions, large housing complexes, skyscrapers are found in most of the urban metropolitan cities. Elevators, escalators, leveled parking areas and towering constructions add to the magnificence of the urban cities. Due to a greater availability of all the modern facilities along with an increase in the number of educational facilities and career opportunities, people of the urban areas lead an economically more stable and a luxurious life. Advantages of Urban areas Innovations of urban cities. PUll FACTORS Rural advantages http://www.buzzle.com/articles/urban-vs-rural-living.html While rural living is deprived of luxury and advancements in technology, it is rich in terms of its relationship with mother nature. Agriculture best profit Rural areas are our source of food.
They are important to balance the consuming of urban areas and producing ,in terms of food, in rural areas. Food production index (2004-2006 = 100) 123.0 Social advantages People in rural areas live a slow paced life.
Not crowded leaving people with houses wider spaced with ample rooms for fields and gardens.
Close proximity of nature.
Room for pets and grazing animals helping mainting equilbrium in nature. . Social views The increasing population has led to an imbalance in the density of human population. Excessive industrialization has led to environmental conflicts such as pollution. While technological advancement has brought the world closer, human beings have gone far apart from each other. Buildings that touch the skies have built walls between people. The rise in prosperity has been eclipsed by the decline in peace. Making each corner of the world different. Culture manifests in 7 different ways. The belief in, or worship in God or gods. 2.Religion 1) Christianity Most common in America and Germany
2) Islam - 1,282,780,149 Middle east, Northern Africa and Horn of Africa
3) Hinduism- 856,690,863 India
4) Buddhism - 381,610,979 Mostly Asia
5) Sikhism - 25,139,912 India,UK,USA,Canada,Australia,New Zealand,Kenya
6) Judaism- 14,826,102 Israel Most common religions 1. Social organization Occupation
Interest groups Social Organization
-When a culture organize its members into smaller groups

What might some smaller groups be in a culture?
Religious groups
Social classes
A way to rank people in order of status
What can social class be based on?
Etc. - teach about a culture’s values
- promote cultural pride and unity There is some debate about making English the official language of the United States. Important for communication and passing on traditions and beliefs - rules of behavior (written and unwritten) Great Britain’s Houses of Parliament White House 7 Elements of Culture People form governments to provide for their common needs
Democracy: people have supreme power
Republic: people choose leaders to represent them
Dictatorship: a ruler or group holds power by force Four types
1. Traditional: people produce most of what they need to survive
2. Market: basic economic questions are answered by buying/selling goods and services
3. Command: government controls answers to economic questions
4. Mixed: individuals make some economic decisions, the government makes others Technology
Cars, telephone, computers, TV dinners

Environment Changes

New Ideas (like recycling)

4. Diffusion: movement of customs and ideas from one place to another Ways Cultures Change 3.Language 4. Arts and Literature 5. Forms of Government 6.Economic Systems 7. Customs and Traditions - social classes http://www.slideshare.net/apersone/7-elements-of-culture Credits/Sources by: Indira Zaldivar
Rebecca Robles
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