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Cultural Geography I
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Today’s Outline Cultural Geography Defining “culture” Space and Place Sense of Place / Place making In-class assignment Return exam 2: Ave. 21/25 (84%)
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New topic: Cultural Geography There is clearly some link between places and cultural practices Making sense of people and the places that they occupy Through understanding cultural processes, cultural landscapes, and cultural identities What is a place?
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What is Culture? There are clearly enormous differences in ways of life around the world So it seems particular places have different ‘cultures’ What is the connection between these? How is it created? How is it maintained? This is what cultural geographers study
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Defining culture Not a total way of life (if it includes everything, it is meaningless) “Cultures are sets of beliefs or values that give meaning to ways of life and produce (and are reproduced through) material and symbolic forms”
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Cultural Geography Geographers study the way culture is constructed, contested, and renegotiated across
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