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Week One - Geography

by: Vanessa Corona

Week One - Geography GEOG 343

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Vanessa Corona
Society Cultur & Place >2 >IP
Su X

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Notes from the first week of class. Septemeber 29th & October 1st.
Society Cultur & Place >2 >IP
Su X
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Vanessa Corona on Friday October 2, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to GEOG 343 at University of Oregon taught by Su X in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 48 views. For similar materials see Society Cultur & Place >2 >IP in Geography at University of Oregon.


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Date Created: 10/02/15
Geography 343 Week 1 Date of notes taken September 29th amp October 1st Notes from Sept 29th Culture 0 Excellence of taste in the fine arts and humanities 0 An integrated pattern of human knowledge belief and behavior that depends upon the capacity for symbolic thought and social 1eaming 0 The set of shared attitudes values goals and practices that characterize a group The elements of culture Language Religion Food Clothing Art Music RitualsCustoms How is culture transferred Parents gt children Schooling Television films radio and intemet Society 0 Both an identifiable cluster of socially constructed individuals institutions relationships forms of conduct material and social practice and discourses that are reproduced and reconstituted across time and space and the condition under Which phenomena are formed 0 In a process of becoming as a result of the conscious actions of human being 0 Socia11y constructed 0 Bounded setting in which social relations and identity are constituted 0 Such places may be officially recognized geographical entities or more informally organized sites of intersecting social relations meaning and collective memories 0 Related concept the uniqueness of particular places place based identity and sense of place Notes for October 1st Geography as a discipline the study of relations between society and the national environment 0 How society shapes alters and increasingly transforms the natural environment Critical issues 0 Globalization and social inequality 0 Environmental problems 0 Geopolitics 0 Terrorism and war Geographical Basics Scales in geography 0 Space and place 0 Boarders and networks 0 Environmentalsociety relations 0 Cultural landscapes 0 Geology of distance 0 Identity and gender SocioCultural Geography concerned with the ways in which social relations social identities and social inequalities are produced their spatial variation and the role of space in constructing them Basic Questions How do we describe ourselves Where have we do we will we live our lives Are you different from other people Why are differences between people a source of tension Why can social and spatial change occur Why do we live here Where is the place you call home


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