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Transcript of Cultural geography
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?
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
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