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Department
Economics
Course
ECON 1B03
Professor
Hannah Holmes
Semester
Winter

Description
th LEC08 Oct 6 2010 Midterm context: -Chap 1: 36-41 -Chap 2: 57-73 -Chap 4: 127-141, 149-158 Labs** MULT: 25 && SHORT ANSWER: 10* Culture ***See pg 212-224 What is culture? What is geographical about culture? How do geos study culture? **”enormous cultural diversity” long history of cultural conflict Defining Culture -the way of life of members of a society [NORTON] -the sum total of knowledge, attitudes and habitual behave. Patterns shared and transmitted by the members of a society -a system of shared beliefs [artistic, intellectual product of a group] -a shared, learned way of life [medium through which meanings and values are expressed ex language, art] **can one person share beliefs? -in general, culture refers to the specialized behave. Patterns, understandings, adaptations and social systems that characterize a group of ppl *Question: is there a Canadian culture or do Cndians & Americans share a common culture?  Cnd and US share cultural traits: language, religion, technology, democracy, economy BUT  Each country has distinctive societal values (national psyche): principals ,“life, liberty pursuit of happiness”- VS ,“peace, order, and good govnm”-, symbols *eagle vs beaver+, geopolitical position (world’s superpower VS peacekeeper) So, is there one culture (N. America) or are there 2 distinct culture
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