Intro to Human Geography 1101 Lecture one
Intro to Human Geography 1101 Lecture one GEOG 1101
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Intro to Human Geography Lecture 2 I. Cultural: Humans Transforms Space a. Humans transform space into distinct places which are cultural landscapes b. Cultural landscapes are visible material expression of human settlements that reflects our basic needs which would include shelter, food, and work (this is a learned behavior) II. Cultural Landscapes a. Views of the Great pyramids at Giza b. The landscape was changed from a sacred space that marked the power of they believed to be the godkings, to a symbol of Egyptian national pride and tourism III. Landscape a. Symbolic landscapes always conveys a sense of power including streets, parks, and national monuments b. We can also look for where power is in landscapes around us and in the world IV. Ordinary or Vernacular Landscape a. These are everyday landscapes that people create that seems normal to us and familiar b. People influence them which influence people c. For example: highway exits have gas stations, fast food restaurants and hotels/motels V. Sense of Place a. Ordinary, symbolic, cultural landscapes all evoke a sense of place such as experiences, memories, local knowledge, and folklore that gives us identity VI. Regional Analysis: Sense of Place a. Life worlds are taken for granted patterns of everyday life (simply things we take for granted) b. How the world is experienced and lived c. There are third places that we all go to i. The first place is our home ii. The second place is work iii. The third place is loci of routine activity and interations: such as the post office, grocery store, bar, pharmacy, and/or restaurants VII. Geographic regions of the world a. Few regions are homogenous b. Boundaries are subjective and artificial c. There are three units of similarity i. Formal ii. Function iii. Vernacular iv. All of these three units of similarity are also regions VIII. Formal Regions (Based on Traits) a. Distinct boundaries based on shared, measurable traits: language, income, religion, elevation, and climate b. Defined by naturally occurring boundaries such as physical features i. For example: states (Texas) IX. Functional Regions a. Certain activity or organization defined by a system of interactions b. Imagine a wheel with its central axel representing the center of all of the activity and the spokes of the wheel represent links to outside areas; the tire represents transportation, communication, and trade X. Vernacular Regions (Ordinary) a. Vernacular is the language, dialect, or architecture of the ordinary and domestic b. It is defined by people’s feelings and attitudes about an area: i. Vague/Cognitive borders ii. Refers to general areas iii. Change over time iv. Influenced by travel, media, books, films, and conversation v. Combination of real or imagined traits vi. For example: Chinatown, DC; The South: GA,NC,SC,…
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