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CULTURE. The cultural landscape involves the modification of the natural landscape by human activities. Ethnicity may be visible. Look at the built landscape to hints into the culture of a people. The similarities of the cultural landscape of the suburbs. . A built landscape .

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CULTURE

The cultural landscape involves the modification of the natural landscape by human activities.

Ethnicity may be visible.

Look at the built landscape to hints into the culture of a people.

The similarities of the cultural landscape of the suburbs.

A built landscape.


Artifacts: What a culture leaves behind.

Cultural Geography includes the study of how culture vary over space.


Material culture (things we leave behind – buildings) and non-material culture (things we believe)


Customs non-material culture (things we believe): practices followed by a group of people.

Traditions: a collection of customs passed down.

A habit is something a person does consistently.

A single attribute to a culture. (wearing colorful clothing)

Culture traits:

A combination of culture traits.

Culture complex:

A culture bag helps people make decisions.

Cultural baggage can hold people back.


The process of cultures spreading is called? non-material culture (things we believe)

Cultural diffusion


When material (things we leave behind – buildings) and non-material (things we believe) culture spread, the process is called cultural diffusion.

Carl Sauer – cultural landscape

The rate of diffusion is influenced by “distance decay.”

The influence of culture weakens

as distance increases.

Culture moves when people move.

Diffusion occurs by trade, travel, and migration.


Culture hearths non-material (things we believe) culture spread, the process is called were centers of culture and innovation.


Culture Region – an area marked by culture that distinguishes it from other regions.

Religious structures are a simple way to determine a cultural region.


Carl Sauer wrote how cultures diffuse. He also indentified the “cultural landscape.” The imprint we place on the environment.


As European empires spread around the world, they took their culture with them.

Language

Religion

Architecture

Food

Where are you more likely to find folk cultures today?


When a migrant group accepts traits of their new country, the process is called:

assimilation

When a culture accepts traits of another culture and includes it into their own, it is called:

acculturation

Migrants tend to hold on to one particular culture trait the longest.


People who migrate also take their culture with them and maintain these connections to the past.


Folk culture maintain these connections to the past.occurs in isolation. It is generally found in “out of the way” places.

Folk culture has not diffused and has accepted little diffusion.

Folk cultures generally develop from familiar events in daily life.

Where would folk cultures most likely develop?

In multiple hearths.


Popular or maintain these connections to the past.“pop” culture.

Generally develops in MDC’s.

Diffuse rapidly due to modern technology.




Cultures are always in a state of change. Few folk cultures have escaped the influences of pop culture in the information age.


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