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Unformatted text preview: 013 Human Geographies: Society & Culture • 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 • Much of our engagement with real physic...
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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.

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