LEC08 Oct 6 2010
-Chap 1: 36-41
-Chap 2: 57-73
-Chap 4: 127-141, 149-158
Labs** MULT: 25 && SHORT ANSWER: 10*
***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
-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,
**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