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• Concepts: Diffusion
Expansion Diffusion: the spread of innovations within a
single area in snowballing process
– – The spread of a feature from one place to another in a
snowballing process. This can happen in 3 ways Expansion diffusion: 2 main subtypes Hierarchical:
ideas or innovations
1. spread from one
important person to
another, or from one
city to another,
temporarily bypassing Key Concepts in Human Geography II – Sept. 16, 2013 Human Geographies: Society & Culture Concepts: Diffusion
2. Expansion diffusion: 2 subtypes (cont’d)
Contagious: the rapid & widespread diffusion of a
characteristic throughout the population. Ex: diseases, rumors, gossip Key Concepts in Human Geography II – Sept. 16, 2013 Human Geographies: Society & Culture Spatial/Social Diffusion: The iPod Key Concepts in Human Geography II – Sept. 16, 2013 Human Geographies: Society & Culture Concepts: Perception & Mental Mapping
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2014 for the course GEOG 1HA3 taught by Professor Peace during the Fall '08 term at McMaster University.
- Fall '08