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? - How about Canadian vs. American culture?
Share cultural traits:
- Linguistics, economic and political system
Unique/different cultural traits:
- Cultural symbol (eagle vs. beaver), Canada and hockey, America and gun usage
Culture: The way of life of the members of a society
- Tied to the values, beliefs, life styles etc.
- The emergence & history of culture: “Civilization”
- Consider sub-culture: Smaller population that h