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PRECIOUS O. ONGOCODepartment of GeographyCollege of Social Sciences and PhilosophyUniversity of the Philippines DilimanCULTURAL GEOGRAPHYCULTURE A shared set of meanings that are lived through thematerial and symbolic practices of everyday life Has no standard definition Gritzner (1966:9)A Culture is a human society bound together by acommon complex of culture traits, each trait beinganything which to the culturally-bound group haseither material form and applicable function, or anexpressed value Wagner (1975)The fact is that culture has to be seen as carried inspecific, located, purposeful, rule-following and rulemaking groups of people communicating andinteracting with one another Jordan,Domosh and Rowntree (1997)Culture is learned collective human behaviour, asopposed to instinctive, or inborn, behaviour. Thesetraits form a way of life held in common by a groupof peopleCULTURAL GEOGRAPHY Study of the ways in which space, place, andlandscape shape culture at the same timethat culture shapes space, place, andlandscapeCULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS Characteristics that can link or divide a region i.e. Language, Religion, Race Cultural Nationalism is an effort to protectregional and national cultures from thehomogenizing impacts of globalizationTOPICS UNDER CULTURALGEOGRAPHYCULTURAL LANDSCAPE coined by Prof. Carl Sauer which is meant to be theform superimposed on the physical landsc

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