GEOG101_-_Lecture_08

GEOG101_-_Lecture_08 - Chapter5 MappingCulturalIdentities...

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Chapter 5 Mapping Cultural Identities GEOG 101 Lecture 8 February 2nd 2010
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Lecture Outline Context of Nature and Society Culture As a Geographical Process Culture and space; Material Culture; Globalization and Culture Building Cultural Complexes Cultural Landscape; Cultural Traits; Cultural Regions Cultural Systems Geography and Religion; Canada’s Religions; Sacred Spaces
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Geography in Context Vatican Stance on Avatar http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34821947
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Culture as a Geographical Process  Place two levels of meaning 1)   An  objective  location that has both uniqueness and interdependence  with other places. 2) A  subjective  social and cultural construct - somewhere that has personal  meaning for individuals or groups Place Making  is any activity deliberate or unintentional that enables  space to acquire meaning Cultural geography  is the study of the ways in which space, place  and landscape shape culture at the same time that culture shapes  space, place, and landscape. Culture is the ongoing process of creating shared meanings. Geography is the dynamic setting in which groups operate to shape  those meanings and, in the process, to form an identity and conduct  their lives.
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Activity 1 What comes to mind when you think of France?
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Culture as a Geographical Process Culture  may be thought of as a shared set of meanings that are 
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