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Lecture 5 Place and Environment - Lecture 5 Place and...

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Lecture 5: Place and Environment Not just the natural world The build environment How do these two elements of space interact? What is cultural ecology ? o Ways that different cultures interact with their environment o The way that different people adapt to their environment o Focuses on the relationship between people and environment o The way people use their culture to adapt to particular environment How people use the resources given to them Cultural ecology can help us understand: o Subsistence strategies o Building design Manmade buildings Why do we build houses/buildings the way we do? Humans access the resources/lack of them to build their environment (they adapt to what they have) o Kinship patterns and family relationships How do people set up social relations with the standing of land and resources they have? o Religious cosmologies/worldview How people make meaning from their environment
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