Socio-cultural Exchanges

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cultural diffusion: the process
Describe cultural traits in terms of language, customs, beliefs, dress, images, music, food and technology. Examine the diffusion of cultural traits resulting from the international movement of workers and tourists and commodities.
consumerism and culture
Describe the role of TNCs and media in spreading consumer culture. Select two different branded commodities and examine the spatial and temporal pattern of adoption on a global scale.
socio–cultural integration
Examine the role of diasporas in preserving culture in one country and the adoption of minority traits by host societies.
Examine the impact of cultural diffusion on one indigenous and remote society through the influence of international interactions.
Examine the ways in which international interactions may result in the homogenization and dilution of culture. Define and exemplify the concept of cultural imperialism.
8 hours

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Evaluate sources of geographic information in terms of reliability, bias, relevance and accuracy
Produce written material (including essays, reports and investigations)

  • synthesize information
  • Ÿ present material in a clear and well-structured way
  • Ÿ respond appropriately to command terms

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Describe cultural traits in terms of language, customs, beliefs, dress, images, music, food and technology.

Examine the diffusion of cultural traits resulting from the international movement of workers and tourists and commodities.
Planet Geography. Codrington pages 702 to 711
Describe the role of TNCs and media in spreading consumer culture.

Select two different branded commodities and examine the spatial and temporal pattern of adoption on a global scale.
Planet Geography. Codrington pages 711 to 713
Examine the role of diasporas in preserving culture in one country and the adoption of minority traits by host societies.

Examine the impact of cultural diffusion on one indigenous and remote society through the influence of international interactions.

Examine the ways in which international interactions may result in the homogenization and dilution of culture. Define and exemplify the concept of cultural imperialism.
8 hours
Planet Geography. Codrington pages 702 to 711