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GEO 210-jan 22 - GEO 210 Jan 22nd 2008 2:38:00 PM Reading...

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GEO 210- Jan. 22 nd , 2008 22/01/2008 14:38:00 Reading Cultural Landscapes -in addition to understanding how the environment shapes people, we want to  know how the environment is used by people -people filter information from their environments through mental processes  (everyone’s mental process is different; differences also exist by language, ethnicity,  religion, etc.)—some information from landscape is brought in and processed while  some is not (one person sees landscape for gathering wood; other for conserving an  animal) -people draw on personality and culture to produce cognitive images or cognitive  maps of the environment—pictures or representation of the world that can be called to  mind through the imagination -is there utility in perceptions of a landscape? -it matters what is lumped together (people, countries, etc.), what is in detail,  analytical questions about cognitive maps -purposeful cognitive maps can be used (ie- politically, in gerrymandering) -activity space (where one person follows another around, and records where  they go and how often) is similar, but not a cognitive image -personal communication field is a reduced form of a cognitive image, for a  specific purpose (again is interested in what people actually do, not the way they 
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course GEOG 210 taught by Professor Unruh/raj during the Winter '08 term at McGill.

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GEO 210-jan 22 - GEO 210 Jan 22nd 2008 2:38:00 PM Reading...

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