ABC's of Culture

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					                of Culture
A Look at the Factors that Create
            Cultures
Culture
    What is Culture?

  Describe your culture.

From Whom/Where do you
     pick up culture?

Do any parts of our culture
 not seem beneficial to us,
     individually or as a
           society?
   Culture

      The beliefs and actions
        that define a group of
         people’s way of life.




http://www.sonofthesouth.net/texas/pictures/eskimo-family-600.jpg
http://www.edgeboston.com/index.php?ci=108&ch=business_finance&sc=corporate&
sc2=features&sc3=&id=1488
http://www.africaguide.com/images/library/people/pf019.jpg
Internal and External Culture
   Internal Culture
       Beliefs and conceptions which drive decisions, ideas, and
        actions.
            Example: Religious teachings, myths, and values




   External Culture
       The visible aspects of culture.
            Food, Clothing, Language, Etc.
Culture Hearth
    A place where important ideas begin and
    later spread to surrounding cultures.

          Mesopotamia
          Ancient Rome
          Hollywood
          Urban Centers
Ethnocentrism
                 Believing that one’s own
                      culture is best or
                     better than others.


                Burn a Koran Day

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Anti_usa_demo_brazil.jpg
Cultural Convergence
   The contact and interaction between one culture
    and another
    Pizza, Tex Mex, Pokemon,


Cultural Diffusion
   The process by which culture is transmitted to
    their neighbors.

Immigrants, Television, Internet, Etc.
Cultural Divergence
   The restriction of
    culture from outside
    influence.

       North Korea
   Just a few of thousands…
Appearance
   Clothing
   Jewelry
   Hairstyles
   Fabric
   Physical features
   Makeup
    For many men in West Africa, scarring is a form of tribal initiation and a sign of bravery.
    Done with razor blades, the painful process starts at puberty and continues into
    adulthood. Each tribe has distinctive tattoo designs.
    http://www.nationalgeographic.com/tattoos/photo1.html
  Beliefs
       Religious
       Superstitious

Top: A Muslim in Egypt prays toward Mecca
Bottom: Jews praying at the Wailing Wall in
Jerusalem




http://www.stevephotography.com/religion-10.htm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1844076.stm
Communication
                              Language
                              Signs
                              Body language
                              Slang
            Top: In Japan, China, Korea and other Eastern
            countries, people show respect by bowing in greeting.
            Bottom: In France, people greet each other with one or
            more kisses on the cheek.

            http://amyproctor.squarespace.com/blog/2005/5/19/answering-concerns-about-
            catholic-practice.html
            http://www.worldhum.com/how_to/item/kiss_hello_in_france
 Dates
      History
      Holidays
      Concept of time




Three Vietnamese men celebrate Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, in Hoi An.


http://www.hanshendriksen.net/pics/vie/vie10.htm
Economy
    Trade partners
    Imports/exports




http://www.leblogauto.com/category/toyota
http://www.20sim.com/assets/Bedrijven/mitsubishi%20logo
.jpg
http://www.20sim.com/assets/Bedrijven/mitsubishi%20logo
.jpg
 Foods
                                                             Types
                                                             Spices
                                                             Taboos
                                                             Number of meals
                                                             Special occasions

Lengua cooked in white wine- Tongue of beef simmered to tenderness in
white wine and served with green olives.

http://www.lacocinadetitamoning.com/menus_products.html
  Government
       Laws
       Values
       Titles
       Social roles
       Social order
Top: Iraqi women show off their dyed fingertips after
voting for the first time.
Bottom: Iraqi election officials with two ballot boxes.

http://freedomsfidelity.blogspot.com/2005_01_01_freedomsfidelity_archive.html
  Human/Environment Interactions
      Adaptation of the
       environment
      Modification of the
       environment



Expanding deforestation in Mato Grosso, Brazil.
(Top: August 1, 2001; Bottom: August 15, 2006)

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17404
  Information
       Education
              Length
              Formal
              Informal
       Literacy rates




http://population.wri.org/pubs_content_text.cfm?ContentID=363
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Jobs
          Ways to make a living
          Economic activities




           http://www.dannyssteakhouse.com/menu.html
           http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/fespaco/
           week_in_pics.shtml
           http://www.kent.edu/photoessays/June2003/
           http://www.nextsteps.org/steps/jun03/mirror.html
           http://www.ssl.state.ut.us/fire/fire.htm
Kind of Environment
     Physical features
            Landforms
            Waterways
            Climates




http://www.atpm.com/9.01/tetons/
http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/desert.htm
http://www.naturalkansas.org/prairie1.htm
http://www.cet.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/dfo
rest.html
 Location of Country
     Absolute and relative
            What country can be
             found at 33N, 44E?
            What area of the world
             is this?




http://www.education-
world.com/soc_sci/geography/images/middle_east.gif
 Movement
      Migration
      Colonial expansion
      Transportation
      Immigration




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/2189594.stm
 Nationalism
      Things that spark
       feelings of loyalty and
       patriotism



Students recite the Pledge of Allegiance in
class following a moment of silence in
remembrance of the September 11
attacks.

http://www.drewcentral.org/pics02/911/911.htm
Organizations
                   Membership in
                    organizations
                        World
                        Nation
                        State
                        Local


                http://www.senmerv.com/archives/000123.php
                http://www.anahuac.mx/ri/
                http://www.habitatkent.org/news_17.htm
                http://www.meals-on-wheels-inc.org/memory.htm
   Population
        Size
        Composition
              Where was this
               photograph taken?
              Homogenous or
               diverse?




http://www.pbase.com/thewizardrod/image/47799596
 Quality of Life
     Birth rates
     Death rates
     Access to medical
      care
     Life expectancy


(Feb. 3, 2002) Yukichi Chuganji, a 112-year-old retired silkworm breeder from Japan, has
inherited the Guinness Book of Records title for the world's oldest man.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2002/02/03/oldestman.htm
Resources
               Natural resources
               Human resources




            http://www.jewishworldreview.com/wein/wein_remembering.php3
            http://www.koalie.net/Walks/200310-CA-J6/index-
            20031003172546.html
            http://www.hydrogennow.org/Facts/Wind/wind.htm
Shelter
   Style
   Materials
   Shape
   Size
   Color
   Arrangement of
    furniture

                     http://www.cricketump.com/bang_v_nz_1004.htm
Taboos
   Unacceptable
    behaviors
         Tattooing
         Body Piercing
         Language
         Foods
         Clothing

    http://tattoo.about.com/cs/tatart/l/blpdwtorso.htm
    http://tattoo.about.com/library/bl030505z.htm
    http://www.grete-david.co.uk/4670/4724.html?*session*id*key*=*session*id*val*
 Urban/Rural
      Population distribution
       and density
             Dense?
             Sparse?




http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/immunotherapy/What
s_New/whatsnew.cfm
http://www.corrosioncost.com/infrastructure/highway/
  Vacation/Recreation
       Leisure activities




http://www.sunshine-
coast.co.za/surfing_pictures.html
http://www.riverterrace.com/area_in
formation.htm
Weather/Climate Regions
                                                     Temperature and
                                                      precipitation patterns
                                                         Think LACEMOPS and
                                                          Climographs!




http://www.cyclone-tours.com/2005_Chase_Log.htm
 Xeriscape
      Natural vegetation of a given climate region




http://www.rozmiarek.info/gallery/Family/100_4760
 Yearly Income
      Average earnings per capita




http://staff.science.uva.nl/~bobd/tvbs/table.html
http://webpages.csus.edu/~sac70517/MIS175/history.htm
Zoology
   Indigenous wildlife




    http://www.wildlife-pictures-online.com/
    http://www.werc.usgs.gov/mojave-symposium/
    http://www.public.asu.edu/~atjlb/toucan.JPG

				
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