Ch 8: Cultural Geography

About This Chapter

Increase what you know about cultural geography with this chapter. You can use these lessons and quizzes to find out more about cultures in different regions.

Cultural Geography - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter will help you learn more about cultural geography. You can access our engaging lessons and self-assessment quizzes to review the ways culture and geography interact. Our expert instructors will help you study:

  • Cultural patterns, landscapes and influences
  • Cultural hearths and diffusion patterns
  • Sequent occupance, acculturation and assimilation
  • Indigenous cultures and cultural globalization
  • Ethnic and religious conflicts throughout history

Lesson Objective
Cultural Patterns & Landscapes: Types & Examples Evaluate how religion, language, gender and ethnicity relate to cultural patterns and landscapes.
Cultural Influence on a Geographic Region: Vocabulary Compare two different approaches to understanding cultural geography.
Diffusion Patterns in Geography: Types & Examples Analyze how cultures spread out from various cultural hearths.
Ancient & Contemporary Culture Hearths Focus on understanding ancient and contemporary culture hearths and how they affect society.
Sequent Occupance, Acculturation & Assimilation: Definition & Examples Assess and define sequent occupance, acculturation and assimilation.
Indigenous Culture & Preserving Cultural Heritage Measure your understanding of the importance of preserving indigenous cultures. Additionally, learn more about the decline of these cultures.
Cultural Globalization & Its Impact on Indigenous Cultures Evaluate the negative effects of cultural globalization on indigenous cultures.
Historical Ethnic & Religious Conflicts: Discussion & Examples Analyze the major ethnic and religious conflicts throughout history. Study conflicts that are constantly trying to avoid the outbreak of violence.

9 Lessons in Chapter 8: Cultural Geography
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Cultural Influence on a Geographic Region: Vocabulary

1. Cultural Influence on a Geographic Region: Vocabulary

How does a culture spread? And how can we study the way that culture changes across physical space? In this lesson, we'll look at two approaches to cultural geography: the core-domain-sphere model and culture regions and realms.

Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures

2. Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures

In this lesson, we'll use the examples of viral videos, hip hop, and yoga to explore how culture is diffused and expanded. We'll also look at how the Internet impacts our understanding of popular culture.

Cultural Convergence: Definition & Examples

3. Cultural Convergence: Definition & Examples

How can cultures be impacted by interacting with each other? It's an important question in today's world, and in this lesson we'll examine it from the perspective of cultural convergence.

Ancient & Contemporary Culture Hearths

4. Ancient & Contemporary Culture Hearths

How do some ideas become so important that they can change the world? In this lesson, we'll look at this question from the perspective of culture hearths, and see what role they've played in diffusing ideas around the globe.

Sequent Occupance, Acculturation & Assimilation: Definition & Examples

5. Sequent Occupance, Acculturation & Assimilation: Definition & Examples

Cultures occur within physical space, giving us a distinct way to interpret them. In this lesson, we are going to look at cultural interactions with physical space and see how different groups interact with each other.

Multiculturalism in Sociology: Definition, Examples & Criticism

6. Multiculturalism in Sociology: Definition, Examples & Criticism

People within a society view multiculturalism in many different ways. This lesson looks at the concept of multiculturalism in how it is defined, the examples prevalent in society, and how it is viewed by critics of the process.

What Is Cultural Syncretism? - Definition & Examples

7. What Is Cultural Syncretism? - Definition & Examples

Explore the anthropological concept of cultural syncretism and test your understanding about various world cultures, the history of human interaction, and basic principles of anthropology.

Indigenous Culture & Preserving Cultural Heritage

8. Indigenous Culture & Preserving Cultural Heritage

This lesson offers a general definition and several examples of indigenous cultures. We explore the ideas of geographer William M. Denevan, as well as several geographic areas, in our discussion of the unique struggle for preserving indigenous heritage.

Historical Ethnic & Religious Conflicts: Discussion & Examples

9. Historical Ethnic & Religious Conflicts: Discussion & Examples

In this lesson, let's examine cultural, ethnic, and religious conflicts throughout history. We will identify examples of these types of conflict, and we will analyze the dynamics involved. Key themes and developments associated with these conflicts will also be addressed.

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