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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
|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.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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