GEOG 1HA3 Lecture Notes - Cultural Area, Human Geography, Cultural Landscape
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Social/Cultural geography I: The geography of Culture
-Culture & society
-Defining culture & cultural geography
-Cultural regions & landscapes ( cultural adaption)
-Read Ch. 7
Culture and society
Consider your own life and daily routine:
1. Wake up
2. Go to school or work
3. Return dinner
-In what ways are these actions indicative of your/our culture?
-“What do you wear?”
-“What do you eat?”
-What about other aspects of your everyday life?
These cultural attributes vary based on: religious beliefs, language spoken, ethnic/ancestral origin, age,
gender AND individual personality
-Dominance of popular culture in our society (Such as jeans, sweater)
-Consider: Having someone from Papa New Guinea in our culture
-Would they be familiar with your social norms and expression of culture?
-Would they be MORE or LESS familiar with your culture than you are with theirs?
-Consider: Having someone from a university in Tokyo or England
-Would they be more or less familiar with your cultural practices?
Culture & human geography
-Culture – the way of life of the members of a society
-Culture (and cultural practices) varies over geographical space
-Is there a distinct Canadian culture? Or do we share a common culture with others?
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