Download the PDF Cultural landscapes can range from thousands of acres of rural tracts of land to a small homestead with a front yard of less than one acre. Cultural landscapes also reveal much about our evolving relationship withthe natural world. Patterns on the land have been preserved through the continuation of traditional uses, such as the grape fields at the Sterling Vineyards in Calistoga, California. A cultural landscape is defined as "a geographic area,including both cultural and natural resources and the wildlife or domestic animals therein, associated with a historic event, activity, or person or exhibiting other cultural or aesthetic values.
History[ edit ] Though the first traces of the study of different nations and cultures on Earth can be dated back to ancient geographers such as Ptolemy or Strabocultural geography as academic study firstly emerged as an alternative to the environmental determinist theories of the early Twentieth century, which had believed that people and societies are controlled by the environment in which they develop.
Sauer called the father of cultural geographyat the University of California, Berkeley. As a result, cultural geography was long dominated by American writers. Sauer defined the landscape as the defining unit of geographic study.
He saw that cultures and societies both developed out of their landscape, but also shaped them too. Hartshorne called for systematic analysis of the elements that varied from place to place, a project taken up by the quantitative revolution. Cultural geography was sidelined by the positivist tendencies of this effort to make geography into a hard science although writers such as David Lowenthal continued to write about the more subjective, qualitative aspects of landscape.
This revitalized cultural geography manifested itself in the engagement of geographers such as Yi-Fu Tuan and Edward Relph and Anne Buttimer with humanismphenomenologyand hermeneutics.
This break initiated a strong trend in human geography toward Post-positivism that developed under the label New Cultural Geography while deriving methods of systematic social and cultural critique from critical geography.
Drawing particularly from the theories of Michel Foucault and performativity in western academia, and the more diverse influences of postcolonial theorythere has been a concerted effort to deconstruct the cultural in order to reveal that power relations are fundamental to spatial processes and sense of place.
Particular areas of interest are how identity politics are organized in space and the construction of subjectivity in particular places.The term “cultural heritage” typically conjures up the idea of a single society and the communication between its members.
But cultural boundaries are not necessarily well-defined. Artists, writers, scientists, craftsmen and musicians learn from each other, even if they belong to . About Cultural Landscapes. Main Plaza. Cultural landscapes are landscapes that have been affected, influenced, or shaped by human involvement.
A cultural landscape can be associated with a person or event. It can be thousands of acres or a tiny homestead. It can be a grand estate, industrial site, park, garden, cemetery, campus, and more.
Cultural landscape is the true definition of all of the terms to be defined in this paper.
The definition of a term is not supposed to contain the same word being defined; however in this case, all five terms can be summed under the main definition of cultural landscape.
Given this improper. A cultural landscape, as defined by the World Heritage Committee, is the "cultural properties [that] represent the combined works of nature and of man."  "a landscape designed and created intentionally by .
Start studying Human geo chapter 1. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. Create. Approach to studying the cultural landscape. Which American geographer is most known for defining cultural landscape?
Carl sauer. Distinctive landscapes of regions result from what two things? •social. Discuss the Role of Different Players in Creating and Protecting Cultural Landscapes Introduction Defining Culture Culture is everywhere; it’s something that gives identity to a group of people or a place.
It can be seen in something as small as a group of friends or a town or reaching much larger scales of a whole country.