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Cultural Geographies Geography 103 15 September, 2011
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Cultural Geography The study of ‘the existence of a variegated landscape of differentially adapted human groups to their immediate environment’ (Archer 1993: 500)
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Traditional Cultural Geography Cultural Landscape : the landscape as a medium shaped by culture Diffusion of culture from cultural hearths : place of origin of a cultural system The specific character and rhythms of everyday life on the land in specific regions Focus on the longue durée : the slowly evolving structures of rural life over the long term Material Culture : physical, tangible
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New Cultural Geography Critique of earlier assumption of organic wholeness of culture Focus on difference : internal divisions, contradictions, and conflicts Interest in urban cultures Non-material culture : beliefs, values, symbolic meanings Understanding of culture as not just neutral, natural property of groups, but as
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Folk and Popular Culture Folk Culture
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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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