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APHG de Blij Ch. 1

de Blij AP Human Geography Chapter 1 Vocabulary

Relocation Diffusion movement of individuals who have already adopted and idea or innovation
Cultural Ecology adaptation to and alteration of an environment
Posssibilism possibility of something
Isotherms lines connecting points of equal temperature valves
Environmental Determinism human behavior that is strongly affected, controlled, or determined by their physical environment
Hierarchical Diffusion when a hierth innovates
Contagious Diffusion form of expansion diffusion in which individuals and places are affected
Expansion Diffusion innovation or idea that develops in a hearth and remains strong while also spreading outward
Time-Distance Decay the less likely an innovation is to be adopted due to time and distance
Cultural Barriers certain innovations, ideas, or practices that are not acceptable or adoptable in particular cultures
Cultural Diffusion expansion, relocation, hierarchical
Cultural Hearth where cultural traits develop and form which the cultural traits diffuse
Culture Complex combined culture trait
Culture Trait characteristics of a culture ie.) Thai-American, Latin-American, etc...
Culture shared traditions, habits, language, religion, beliefs
Perceptual Regions understanding the nature and distribution in human geography (stereotyping a region) ie.) Northeast Region: cold, snow, etc...
Formal Region a shared cultural or physical trait
Functional Region a particular set of activities or interactions that occur within a region
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) used to compare a variety of spatial data by creating digitized representations of the environment
Rescale establish on a new scale
Remote Sensing using technology that is a distance away from the place being studied
Human Geography how humans interact on Earth
Medical Geography finding the cause of a disease
Epidemic regional spread of something ie.) swine flu
Pandemic world wide spread of something ie.) aids
Diffusion spread of innovation, idea, goods
Spatial Distribution distribution in a certain space
Spatial space
Physical Geography study of physical characteristics on Earth
Globalization process of interacting world wide
Cartography art and science of making maps
Reference Map map that shows locations of places and geographic features
Thematic Map map that tells stories
Global Positioning System (GPS) locate things on Earth with accuracy
Mental Maps places we have been and heard of
Activity Spaces places we travel routinely
Cultural Landscape visible imprint of human activity on the land ie.) houses, buildings, etc...
Location Theory seeking answers to a range of questions
Sense of Place infusing a place with meaning and emotion
Spatial Perspective and outlook on a space
5 Themes 1. Location 2. Place 3. Movement 4. Human-Environmental Interactions 5. Region
Repatriation a refugee or group of refugees returning to their home country with assistance of a government or non-government organization
Regional Scale interactions occurring within a region
Kinship Links types of push or pull factors that influence a migrants decision to go where family or friends have already found success
Islands of Development place built up by a government or corporation to attract foreign investment
Internally Displaced Persons people who have been displaced within their own country
Immigration Wave pattern of a chain migration building up one by one
Immigration Laws laws and regulations designed to control immigration into a state or country
Guest Workers legal immigrant with a work visa
Genocide eliminate a whole or part of a national, ethical, racial, or religious group
Explorer a person examining a region that is unknown to them
Asylum shelter or protection
Quotas limited amount of immigrants that can enter a country per years
Selective Immigration choosing/allowing certain people based on their background
Migration permanent change in residence
Nomadism movement among a definite set of places; often cyclic movement
Transhumance a seasonal periodic movement of pastoralists and their livestock between highland and lowland pastures
Pastoralists person involved in a form of agricultural activity
Migrant Labor people worldwide in search of employment and usually become immigrants
Remittances money that migrants send to their family and friend back in their home country
Periodic Movement temporary, recurrent relocation
Cyclic Movement movement that is repeated annually or seasonally
Step Migration progressive migration
Chain Migration pattern of migration
Political Ecology environmental consequences of dominant political-economic arrangement and understandings
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