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Human Mosaic : A Thematic Introduction to Cultural Geography

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Edition:
10th
ISBN13:

9780716763840

ISBN10:
0716763842
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/19/2005
Publisher(s):
W. H. Freeman

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Summary

Carrying forward the legacy of original author Terry Jordan-Bychkov, Mona Domosh and new coauthors Roderick Neumann and Patricia Price offer this thoroughly updated new edition of the acclaimed introduction to the cultural geography of the world today. The result is a text that maintains its original distinctive style while addressing contemporary issues and situations that students care about, most importantly, the continuing phenomenon of globalization. The Thematic Approach ofThe Human Mosaic The Human Mosaicintroduces five themes in the opening chapterculture region, cultural diffusion, cultural ecology, cultural interaction, and cultural landscapethen uses those themes as a framework for the topical chapters that follow. Each theme is applied to a variety of geographical topics: demography, agriculture, the city, religion, language, ethnicity, politics, industry, folk and popular culture. Through this organization, students are able to relate to the most important aspects of cultural geography at every point in the text.

Table of Contents

Special Features xiii
A Tribute: Terry Jordan-Bychkov xvii
Preface xix
About the Authors xxv
Cultural Geography: Science and Art
1(30)
Focus On: Seven Cultural Geographical Ideas That Changed the World
2(1)
What Is Cultural Geography?
2(2)
Themes in Cultural Geography
4(7)
Culture Region
4(5)
Cultural Diffusion
9(2)
Focus On: Cultural Diffusion: A 100 Percent American
11(4)
Cultural Ecology
14(1)
Focus On: ``The Facts Are Incontestable'': Two Views of Creative Genius
15(7)
Cultural Interaction
18(2)
Cultural Landscape
20(2)
Culture in a Globalizing World: ``Reading'' Globalization in a Medieval Square
22(3)
Conclusion
25(1)
Practicing Geography: Denis Cosgrove
26(1)
Doing Geography: Space, Place, and Knowing Your Way Around
27(1)
Seeing Geography: Aboriginal Topographical Painting of Arnhem Land
28(3)
Many Worlds: Geographies of Cultural Difference
31(36)
Many Cultures
32(2)
Regions of Difference
34(8)
Material Folk Culture Regions
34(1)
Is Popular Culture Placeless?
35(1)
Indigenous Culture Regions
36(2)
Food and Drink
38(2)
Popular Music
40(1)
Vernacular Culture Regions
40(2)
Diffusion and Cultural Difference
42(3)
Agricultural Fairs
42(1)
Blowguns: Diffusion or Independent Invention?
42(1)
Diffusion in Popular Culture
43(1)
Advertising
44(1)
Communications Barriers
44(1)
Focus On: The Geography of Rock and Roll
45(1)
Diffusion of the Rodeo
45(1)
Ecologies of Difference
46(2)
Indigenous Ecology
46(1)
Local Knowledge
47(1)
Culture in a Globalizing World: Indigenous Cultures Go Global
48(2)
Global Economy
48(1)
Folk Ecology
49(1)
Gendered Ecology
49(1)
Practicing Geography: Gregory Knapp
50(1)
Ecology of Popular Culture
51(1)
Interaction and Difference
51(1)
Mapping Personal Preference
52(1)
Place Images
52(1)
Landscapes of Difference
52(9)
Folk Architecture
52(2)
Folk Housing in Sub-Saharan Africa
54(1)
Folk Housing in North America
55(1)
Landscapes of Popular Culture
56(1)
Leisure Landscapes
57(1)
Elitist Landscapes
57(3)
The American Scene
60(1)
Conclusion
61(1)
Doing Geography: Self-Representation of Indigenous Culture
61(2)
Seeing Geography: American Fathers and Daughters
63(4)
The Geography of Religion: Spaces and Places of Sacredness
67(42)
Culture in a Globalizing World: Religious Fundamentalism: A Global Response?
70(1)
Religious Culture Regions
71(11)
Judaism
71(1)
Christianity
71(5)
Islam
76(1)
Hinduism
76(1)
Buddhism
77(1)
Animism/Shamanism
78(1)
Changing Religious Profiles
79(3)
Religious Diffusion
82(3)
The Semitic Religious Hearth
82(2)
The Indus-Ganga Hearth
84(1)
Focus On: ``When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away''
85(1)
Barriers and Time-Distance Decay
85(1)
Religious Ecology
86(5)
Appeasing the Forces of Nature
86(2)
The Environment and Monotheism
88(1)
Ecotheology
88(3)
Focus On: The Color Green
91(1)
Godliness and Greenness
91(1)
Cultural Interaction in Religion
92(1)
Religion and the Economy
92(1)
Focus On: Sacred Cows
92(3)
Religious Pilgrimage
94(1)
Religious Landscapes
95(7)
Religious Structures
96(2)
Landscapes of the Dead
98(2)
Religious Names on the Land
100(1)
Sacred Space
101(1)
Focus On: Conflict over Sacred Space
102(1)
Conclusion
102(1)
Focus On: Our Lady of Clearwater
103(1)
Doing Geography: The Making of Sacred Spaces
103(1)
Practicing Geography: Kenneth Foote
104(2)
Seeing Geography: Parking Lot Shrine
106(3)
Speaking About Places: The Geography of Language
109(34)
Focus On: Translating Animal Sounds
111(1)
Linguistic Culture Regions
111(8)
Language Families
111(5)
The Shifting Boundaries of American English
116(3)
Focus On: Imposing English
119(1)
Linguistic Diffusion
119(3)
Indo-European Diffusion
119(1)
Austronesian Diffusion
120(2)
Focus On: Esperanto and Elvish
122(1)
Linguistic Globalization
122(1)
Culture in a Globalizing World: Is English Taking Over the World, Virtually?
123(2)
Focus On: Language and Cultural Survival
125(1)
Linguistic Ecology
125(2)
Habitat and Vocabulary
125(1)
The Habitat Provides Refuge
125(2)
Focus On: Gullah Culture
127(2)
The Habitat Helps Shape Language Areas
127(2)
Culturo-Linguistic Interaction
129(4)
Technology and Linguistic Dominance
129(1)
Language and Empire
130(1)
The Social Morale Model
130(2)
Language and Religion
132(1)
Practicing Geography: Allan Pred
133(1)
Linguistic Landscapes
134(4)
Messages
135(1)
Toponyms
135(1)
Generic Toponyms of the United States
136(1)
Toponyms and Cultures of the Past
136(2)
Conclusion
138(1)
Doing Geography: Toponyms and Roots of Place
138(2)
Seeing Geography: Aqui se habla Spanglish
140(3)
Ethnic Geography: Homelands and Islands
143(34)
Ethnic Regions
147(10)
Ethnic Homelands and Islands
147(3)
Ethnic Neighborhoods and Ghettos
150(1)
Recent Ethnic Migrants
151(6)
Focus On: Calle Ocho
157(1)
Cultural Diffusion and Ethnicity
157(3)
Migration and Ethnicity
157(3)
Focus On: Re-Creating Vietnamese Landscapes
160(1)
Simplification and Isolation
160(1)
Ethnic Ecology
161(3)
Cultural Preadaptation
161(1)
Ethnic Environmental Perception
162(2)
Ethnic Cultural Interaction
164(2)
Ethnicity and Livelihood
164(1)
Ethnic Foodways
164(1)
Ethnicity and Globalization
165(1)
Focus On: Dress and Tradition in the Andes
166(1)
Ethnic Landscapes
166(3)
Finnish Landscapes in America
166(1)
Ethnic Settlement Patterns
167(1)
Urban Ethnic Landscapes
168(1)
Culture in a Globalizing World: Selena: Crossing the Line
169(2)
Practicing Geography: Daniel Arreola
171(1)
Conclusion
171(1)
Doing Geography: Tracing Ethnic Foodways Through Recipes
172(2)
Seeing Geography: American Restaurant Neon Signs
174(3)
Political Geography: A Divided World
177(36)
Political Culture Regions
177(6)
A World of States
177(6)
Focus On: Political Boundaries in Cyberspace
183(4)
Supranational Political Bodies
184(1)
Electoral Geographical Regions
184(3)
Political Diffusion
187(1)
Focus On: Political Boundaries as Barriers to Cultural Diffusion
187(3)
Country Building as Diffusion
187(2)
Diffusion of Independence and Innovations
189(1)
Politics and Migration
190(1)
Political Ecology
190(1)
Culture in a Globalizing World: The Condition of Transnationality
191(4)
Chain of Explanation
191(1)
Geopolitics
192(1)
The Heartland Theory
192(1)
Geopolitics Today
193(1)
Warfare and Environmental Destruction
194(1)
Practicing Geography: Katharyne Mitchell
195(1)
Politico-Cultural Interaction
195(8)
The Nation-State
195(1)
Cultural Contradictions of State Borders
196(1)
Ethnic Separatism
196(2)
The Cleavage Model
198(3)
An Example: The Sakha Republic
201(1)
Political Imprint on Economic Geography
202(1)
Islamic Law in Nigerian Politics
202(1)
Landscape and Politics
203(4)
Imprint of the Legal Code
203(2)
Physical Properties of Boundaries
205(1)
The Impress of Central Authority
206(1)
National Iconography on the Landscape
206(1)
Focus On: Politics, Religion, and Cultural Landscape
207(1)
Conclusion
208(1)
Doing Geography: The Complex Geography of Congressional Redistricting
208(2)
Seeing Geography: Israel--Gaza Strip Border
210(3)
Geodemography: Peopling the Earth
213(46)
Demographic Regions
213(4)
Population Distribution and Density
213(3)
Patterns of Natality
216(1)
The Geography of Mortality
217(1)
Focus On: The Rule of 72
217(10)
Population Explosion
219(3)
Or Population Implosion?
222(1)
Demographic Transition
222(4)
Age Distributions
226(1)
Focus On: Rent-a-Grandpa
227(4)
Geography of Gender
227(4)
Culture in a Globalizing World: The Missing Women of Ciudad Juarez
231(7)
Standard of Living
235(3)
Diffusion in Population Geography
238(1)
Migration
238(1)
Focus On: Kennewick Man
239(4)
Disease Diffusion
241(1)
Diffusion of Fertility Control
241(2)
Population Ecology
243(3)
Environmental Influence
243(1)
Environmental Perception and Population Distribution
244(2)
Population Density and Environmental Alteration
246(1)
Cultural-Demographic Interaction
246(3)
Cultural Factors
246(1)
Political Factors
247(1)
Economic Factors
248(1)
Gender and Geodemography
248(1)
The Settlement Landscape
249(3)
Farm Villages
249(1)
Isolated Farmsteads
250(1)
Reading the Cultural Landscape
251(1)
Practicing Geography: Rachel Silvey
252(1)
Conclusion
253(2)
Doing Geography: Public Space, Personal Space: Too Close for Comfort?
255(1)
Seeing Geography: Street in Kolkata, India
256(3)
Agricultural Geography: Food From the Good Earth
259(38)
Agro-Regions
259(10)
Swidden Cultivation
260(2)
Paddy Rice Farming
262(1)
Peasant Grain, Root, and Livestock Farming
263(1)
Plantation Agriculture
263(3)
Market Gardening
266(1)
Livestock Fattening
266(1)
Grain Farming
267(1)
Dairying
268(1)
Nomadic Herding
268(1)
Focus On: Thomas Hardy on the Geography of Dairying
269(1)
Focus On: The Future of the Nomadic Maasai of East Africa
270(1)
Livestock Ranching
270(1)
Urban Agriculture
271(1)
Nonagricultural Areas
271(1)
Agricultural Diffusion
271(2)
Origins and Diffusion of Plant Domestication
271(1)
Locating Centers of Domestication
272(1)
Pets or Meat? Tracing Animal Domestication
272(1)
Focus On: Cultural Diffusion: The Potato in Germany
273(4)
Modern Diffusions
273(4)
Agro-Ecology
277(4)
Markets and Cultural Ecological Change
277(2)
Sustainable Agriculture
279(1)
The Desertification Debate
279(2)
Practicing Geography: Karl Zimmerer
281(1)
Environmental Perception by Agriculturists
282(1)
Agro-Cultural Interaction
282(1)
Focus On: Cultural Interaction: The Example of Cattle Among the Dasanetch
283(3)
Intensity of Land Use
283(1)
The von Thunen Model
283(1)
Can the World Be Fed?
284(1)
Globalization
285(1)
Culture in a Globalizing World: The Global Chicken
286(2)
Agricultural Landscapes
288(3)
Survey, Cadastral, and Field Patterns
288(3)
Fencing and Hedging
291(1)
Conclusion
291(1)
Doing Geography: The Global Geography of Food
292(2)
Seeing Geography: Reading Agricultural Landscapes
294(3)
Industries: A Faustian Bargain
297(34)
Industrial Regions
298(9)
Primary Industry
298(1)
Secondary Industry
299(1)
Service Industries
300(7)
Industrial Diffusion
307(1)
Origins of the Industrial Revolution
307(1)
Focus On: Distance in the Preindustrial Age
308(2)
Diffusion of the Industrial Revolution
309(1)
Industrial Ecology
310(5)
Renewable Resource Crises
310(1)
Acid Rain
311(1)
Global Warming
312(2)
Ozone Depletion
314(1)
Radioactive Pollution
315(1)
Environmental Sustainability
315(1)
Industrial Cultural Interaction
315(4)
Labor Supply
315(3)
Markets
318(1)
Practicing Geography: Amy Glasmeier
319(2)
State Policies
319(1)
Industrialization and Cultural Change
320(1)
Industrial Landscapes
321(1)
Culture in a Globalizing World: A Day in the Life of a Back-Office Worker in India
322(2)
Focus On: Women, Men, and Work in the Maquiladoras
324(3)
Conclusion
327(1)
Doing Geography: What You Wear, Where?
327(1)
Seeing Geography: Factories in Guangdong Province, China
328(3)
Urbanization: The City in Time and Space
331(44)
Culture Region
332(4)
Patterns and Processes of Urbanization
333(1)
Impacts of Urbanization
334(2)
Origin and Diffusion of the City
336(6)
Models for the Rise of Cities
336(1)
Urban Hearth Areas
337(2)
The Diffusion of the City from Hearth Areas
339(3)
Focus On: Cahokia: An Early Urban Center on the Mississippi
342(1)
The Evolution of Urban Landscapes
342(2)
World/Global/Globalizing Cities
343(1)
Practicing Geography: Kris Olds
344(10)
The Greek City
344(1)
Roman Cities
345(2)
The Medieval City
347(3)
The Renaissance and Baroque Periods
350(1)
The Capitalist City
351(1)
The Colonial City
352(2)
Focus On: Colonial Rule Symbolized in the Urban Landscape of Kandy, Sri Lanka
354(3)
Class, ``Race,'' and Gender in the Industrial City
355(2)
Focus On: The Origins of Zoning in America: Race and Wealth
357(4)
Megalopolis
359(1)
Edge Cities
359(1)
Globalizing Cities in the Developing World
360(1)
Focus On: Cities on the Edge, Cities of the Future?
361(3)
The Ecology of Urban Location
364(3)
Site and Situation
364(1)
Defensive Sites
364(1)
Trade-Route Sites
365(2)
Cultural Interaction in Urban Geography
367(1)
Culture in a Globalizing World: One Family's Tale
368(2)
Conclusion
370(1)
Doing Geography: Connecting Urban Population Growth with Globalization
370(2)
Seeing Geography: Rio de Janeiro
372(3)
Inside the City: A Cultural Mosaic
375(36)
Urban Culture Regions
376(3)
Downtowns
376(1)
Residential Areas
376(3)
Culture in a Globalizing World: Spaces of Inclusion and Exclusion: Urban Ethnic Enclaves
379(1)
Cultural Diffusion in the City
380(7)
Centralization
381(1)
Suburbanization and Decentralization
382(3)
Gentrification
385(2)
Cultural Ecology of the City
387(2)
Urban Weather and Climate
387(1)
Urban Hydrology
388(1)
Urban Vegetation
389(1)
Cultural Interaction and Models of the City
389(1)
Focus On: The Social Costs of Gentrification: The Case of Society Hill, Philadelphia
390(5)
Concentric-Zone Model
390(2)
Sector Model
392(1)
Multiple-Nuclei Model
393(1)
Critiques of the Models
394(1)
The Apartheid and Postapartheid City
394(1)
Practicing Geography: Susan Hanson
395(3)
The Soviet and Post-Soviet City
396(1)
Latin American Model
397(1)
Urban Landscapes
398(7)
Themes in Cityscape Study
398(2)
The New Urban Landscape
400(5)
Focus On: The Shopping Mall as Social Center: ``Mallingering'' and Consuming at the West Edmonton Mall (WEM)
405(1)
Conclusion
406(1)
Doing Geography: Reading ``Your'' Urban Landscape
406(1)
Seeing Geography: Chinatown, New York City
407(4)
One World or Many? The Cultural Geography of the Future
411(24)
Globalization: The End of Geography?
412(4)
History, Geography, and the Globalization of Everything
412(1)
The Case for One World
413(1)
Globalization and Its Discontents
414(1)
Many Worlds
415(1)
Culture Regions
416(1)
The Uneven Geography of Globalization
416(1)
One Europe or Many?
417(1)
Focus On: Glocalization Comes to Nunavut
417(3)
Glocalization
417(1)
The Geography of the Internet
417(3)
Cultural Diffusion
420(2)
The Information Superhighway
421(1)
Diffusion of the Internet
421(1)
Diffusion of American Car Culture
422(1)
Cultural Ecology
422(1)
Sustainability
422(1)
Culture in a Globalizing World: China's New Car Culture
423(1)
Think Globally, Act Locally
424(1)
Cultural Interaction
424(1)
Practicing Geography: Susan Mains
425(3)
The Place(s) of the Global Tourist
425(1)
World Music
426(2)
Cultural Landscape
428(2)
Globalized Landscapes
428(1)
Striving for the Unique
428(1)
Wal-Martians Invade Treasured Landscape!
429(1)
Protecting Europe's Rural Landscape
430(1)
Conclusion
430(1)
Doing Geography: Interpreting the Imagery of Globalization
430(3)
Seeing Geography: Global Reach
433(2)
Glossary 435(10)
Index 445


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