LEC16 - LEC16 Nov 15th 2010 Symbolic Landscapes Ch 7 pg...

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LEC16 Nov 15 th 2010 Symbolic Landscapes Ch 7 pg 263-265, 281-284 Question: Why do places/locations look diff form one another? -elements of human/cultural variation: language, religion, ethnicity, etc -diff imprints of culture on the landscape from one place to another EX place A does not look same as place B Landscape - contains space, people The characteristic of a particular area, esp as created through economic activity NORTON EX in the form of roads/infrastructure/people OR expression of cultural values, social behaviours, individual actions worked upon particular localities over a span of time (space where ppl carry out their activities) Key elements: 1. People: cultural creation 2. Space: characteristics of an area 3. Time: dynamic/evoking QUESTION: Why do some cultural landscapes look the way they do? & What is the social/symbolic significance of the cultural landscape LANSCAPE AS A HUMAN SYSTEM: 1. Landscapes are comprised of cultural artifacts the tangible/visible elements of landscape
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LEC16 - LEC16 Nov 15th 2010 Symbolic Landscapes Ch 7 pg...

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