Buddhism, Christianity, Islam
Regions- sub regions
Culture: Material, non- material, institutional
Language Ancient, Dialect
Religion Proselytizing, ethnic
Gender Vs. Sex
How we shape the world in our mental maps:
(why men don’t ask for directions)
Which States are in the Midwest?
OH, IN IL, KY, MO, AR, OK, KS, ND, CO, WI, NV, UT.
Midewest is seen as neutral American culture. Everyone’s opinion is different on were the Midwest is.
: physical, taste, touch feel.
beliefs systems, superstitions, folk traditions, ideas. The Stork, etc
Institutional Culture: Company setting. Laid back, loose, uptight, blue collar, Big Orange Screw,
closing office for lunch, etc
German, Irish, etc genetic
don’t share the language, food, etc. ex ancestors are German, but I don’t eat sour crout.
: can also mean scope of something. City scale, state scale
West Africa, east Africa, etc We don’t spend much time with this in the lecture.
Religion and Geography:
religion plays an important role in culture and how people act. Religion and
language go hand in hand.
seek converts, or universalizing religion. Buddhism, Christianity, Islam.
born into this religion. Hinduism (south Asia and India), Judaism
converts are very rare.
Ganges River. Remains are cremated along the bank of the river. India Hinduism.