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GEOG 1003 19:08 Exam 1 Myths Do you make maps? What’s the capital of … ? Do you study rocks? What is geography? Maps. .? Physical Climates Soils landforms human 4 main traditions natural as well as the human world complicated relationship between human societies and natural environments try to understand foreign cultures and distant regions location tradition
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sub disciplines historical geography economic geography environmental geography medical geography urban population political religious cultural ecology cultural geography Cautions No region is homogenous throughout Regional borders are fuzzy Vernacular regions Is based on traits that are real or imagined Called by the citizens Typically vague borders 
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ex. The South (USA) Acadian ( southern Louisiana) Formal regions Distinct boundaries constructed by one trait Ex. The Mississippi River Valley Functional region Based on certain activity or political organization East Baton Rouge Parrish Globalization Increasing interconnectedness of people and places through converging processes of  economic, political, and cultural change Converging currents of globalization Global communication Global transportation Powerful transnational corporations and financial institutions International free trade agreements Market economies and privatization Homogenous global consumer culture
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Economic inequity, disparities Proponents of globalization Logical expression of modern international capitalism Economic system wealth and means of producing wealth are privately owned and  controlled rather than public or state controlled New wealth with trickle down from rich to poor (countries and individuals) Will spread benefits of new ideas and technologies Countries can produce goods best suited Need to attract capital from abroad will force to adopt sound economic policies World’s poor countries will catch to rich ones Opponents of globalization Not “natural”; economic policy promoted by core countries results in inequities between  “haves” and “have nots” Promotes free-market, export-oriented economies at expense of localized, sustainable  economies “free market” economic model promoted for developing countries not the one that  Western industrial countries used for their own development; instead, government  intervention shaped investment in core countries encourages “bubble” economies A middle ground? Economic globalization is probably unavoidable Even anti-globalization movement is aided by the internet-a global technology “make globalization work” by investing in education and maintaining social cohesion.
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Can be managed. Hybridization: melding of popular and local culture
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course GEOG 1003 taught by Professor Patzewitsch during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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