Many Worlds - Geographies of Cultural Difference Criteria...

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Geographies of Cultural Difference
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Criteria for classifying cultures: Material vs nonmaterial Folk vs popular Indigenous Vernacular
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Material culture All objects or things used by members of a cultural group. Buildings Furniture Clothing Artwork Musical instruments Technology
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Nonmaterial culture Beliefs Values Myths Symbolic meanings Use of leisure time Ex: active and passive activities
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Folk versus popular culture Folk Local Everyday activities Hand made/one of a kind Not always a “rural” definition as stated in your text Popular Created to generate income Urban/hierarchical in character Mass produced Individualism
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Indigenous culture Native or of native origin Self identified tribal peoples according to ILO Those present in a territory at the time of colonization or conquest What does that mean for areas that have been thru subsequent periods of conquest and colonization – like the Mediterranean
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Material folk culture regions Historically used to track settlement Overlap of cultures
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Food and drink
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2011 for the course GEO 101 taught by Professor Dawnwrobel during the Spring '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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