Notes on Chapter 1 of Cultural Geography

Notes on Chapter 1 of Cultural Geography - Chapter 1...

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Chapter 1 Geography: Greek word “to describe the Earth” Cultural Geography: deals with the natural environment Culture: learned collective human behavior Physical Environment: deals with climate, wildlife and terrain FIVE GEOGRAPHICAL THEMES 1. Culture Region : Geographical unit based on characteristics and functions of the culture Formal Culture Region: an area where people share one or more cultural traits such as language, religion and food. Functional Culture Region: an area organized to function politically and socially -Nodes: Central points where functions are directed -Core-periphery: away from the node characteristics weaken and begin to disappear Vernacular Culture Region: one to be perceived to exist by its in habitants. Often lack of organization 2. Cultural Diffusion : culture regions of the world that evolved through communication -Independent invention: cultural innovation that is developed in two or more locations by individuals Relocation Diffusion: groups of people with an idea migrate from place to place
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course GEOG 110 taught by Professor Harmon during the Spring '08 term at Central Connecticut State University.

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