Notes Pgs. 213-297

Notes Pgs. 213-297 - GEO101-D Pgs. 213-247 10/3/2007...

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GEO101-D Pgs. 213-247 03/10/2007 21:05:00 Territoriality- the persistent attachment of individuals or people to a specific location  or territory Ethology- the scientific study of the formation and evolution of human customs and  beliefs Territoriality is a product of culturally established meanings is supported by a large  body of scientific evidence Proxemics- the study of the social and cultural meanings that people give to  personal space Territoriality is also defined as any attempt to fulfill socially produced needs for  identity, defense, and stimulation Territoriality provides: The regulation of social interaction The regulation of access to people and resources The provision of a focus and symbol of group membership and identity Existential imperative-peoples basic need and capacity to achieve a form of spiritual  or psychic unity between themselves and their material worlds Creation of space is known as dwelling Districts- areas with an identifiable character that people mentally enter and leave- e.g. a business district or an ethnic neighborhood Nodes- strategic points and foci for travel Landmarks- physical reference points
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The formation of cognitive images The real world  Information Perception Cognition Recall Topophilia- love of place-complex of emotions and meanings associated with  particular places that for one reason or another have become significant to  individuals Derelict landscapes- landscapes that have experienced abandonment, misuse,  disinvestment, or vandalism Vulgaria- a pathological condition of the American metropolis characterized by inert  and pretentious neighborhoods that are irradiated by bigness and spectacle Humanistic approach- difference people comprehend the landscape differently.  Places the individual especially individual vales, meaning systems, intentions, and  conscious acts, at the center of analysis Landscapes can shape human activities just as human activities can shape  landscapes Landscape as text-landscape can be read and written by groups and individuals Semiotics- the practice of writing and reading signs
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Assumes that innumerable signs are embedded or displayed in landscape,  space, and place, sending messages about identity, values, beliefs, and  practices Scared places- areas of the globe recognized by individuals or groups as worthy of  special attention because they are the sites of special religious experiences and  events Modernity- a forward looking view of the world that emphasizes reason, scientific  rationality, creativity, novelty, and progress
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