Geography 1400F/G Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Interior Plains, Human Geography, Spatial Scale

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Barriers created by humans are often more difficult to cross than any physical barrier. Humans can form ideas out of experiences and act on the basis of these ideas. Cultural diversity has increased interaction between cultures. Traditional groups are struggling to protect their ways of life. Language, religion, ethnicity is erupting in cultural and political conflicts. Cultural change brings new knowledge and responsibilities. Out cultural frameworks rarely are conducive to the efficient use of change in culture. Cultural regions: areas in which there is a degree of homogeneity in cultural characteristics: criteria for inclusion (defining characteristics, date or time period, spatial scale, boundary lines. Manner in which it has responded to the environment. Russell and kniffen: first geographers to attempt to delimit world regions. Began recognizing cultural groups and related them to areas so to delimit seven cultural regions, each a product of a long evolution of human-land relations. More effectively considered on a detailed scale.

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