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4.1 - The Elements of Culture


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4.1 - The Elements of Culture

  1. 1. Human Geography: The elements of culture
  2. 2. <ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>“ total knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors shared by and passed on by the members of a specific group.” </li></ul><ul><li>Defines what it is to part of group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What culture do you live in? What is it defined by? How do other cultures affect it? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Society </li></ul><ul><li>A group within a geographic area that share a culture and identity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In what society do you live? What is it defined by? How it different from surrounding societies? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Look back at your cultural background t-shirt </li></ul><ul><li>How do you think those factors have shaped your development? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they still relevant or play a lesser role now? </li></ul><ul><li>Diffusion </li></ul><ul><li>Spread of ideas of one culture to others </li></ul><ul><li>What ideas of our culture has diffused to others? </li></ul><ul><li>What ideas of other cultures have diffused to ours? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Acculturation </li></ul><ul><li>Societal change when a culture adopts an innovation </li></ul><ul><li>What are pros and cons of adopting such innovations? </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>How is language wrapped up with identity? </li></ul><ul><li>What about dialect, y’all? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Different religions </li></ul><ul><li>Judaism </li></ul><ul><li>Christianity </li></ul><ul><li>Islam </li></ul><ul><li>Hinduism </li></ul><ul><li>Buddhism </li></ul>