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Unformatted text preview: GEO 20 LECTURE NOTES 02/04/2008 18:55:00 Wednesday 4/2 Surfing culture, history and spatial diffusion INTRODUCTION o Surf Culture Why/how conduct research about surf culture? Historical/archeological approach what is the history of the culture? Where did it come from and what influenced its evolution? Anthropologist what are the characteristics of current culture? How do they differ between locations ie sb versus sc Other: genetics, epidemiologists (effect of disease), linguists Geographic concepts Video clip: surfers journal biography of Sean Thompson 1 st real professional surfer? Video: glass love Andrew kidman film SUP: stand up paddling CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY AND CULTURAL LANDSCAPES o Cultural landscapes- two schools of thought Haggett: scientific geography approach : reduce subject matter into measurable facts look for patterns to assess veracity among competing hypotheses Culture traits : individual units of culture Cultural complex : interrelated sets of traits Acquired through imprinting: speech and behavior Huxleys model Mentafacts : ideas, ideals and beliefs including language, religion and folklore...
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This note was uploaded on 06/08/2008 for the course GEOL 20 taught by Professor Steidl during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.
- Spring '08