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Nature and Culture Geography 103 12 September, 2011
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Nature and Culture: Key Terms Cultural Ecology : narrow theory emphasizing culture as an adaptive system in specific environmental conditions, allowing response to environmental change Nature-Culture ” or even “ culturenature ”: how people inhabit the earth & relationships to physical environment, emphasizing context of larger economic, social, political forces involved in human
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The Environment? The symbiosis between biological life forms and that which surrounds them: Emphasis on relationality and proximity between organisms and their contexts Natural Environment : All living and non-living things occurring naturally on the earth’s surface Built Environment : Human-made surroundings, the setting for human activity
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The belief that the local physical environment is the dominant force shaping culture. Human culture is a passive product of the environment Emphasis on regions as bounded cultural/environmental zones Moral Climatology : The idea that tropical climates made some cultures lazy, degenerate, or sexually immoral and others industrious and hardy. Pseudo-scientific
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course GEOGRAPHY 450:103 taught by Professor Andrucki during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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