North American Cultural

Therefore in the optics of this gegrafo the notion of sort of life has an ecological, naturalistic dimension, it serves in first place to show as the groups if they adaptam to the environment, therefore Blache made of this concept one of the axles of geography human being There, fond still to suggest that it can have a cultural dimension. The controversy around the cultural dimension of the landscape arrives at the United States at the beginning of century XX and acquired greater amplitude from 1925, year where Carl Ortwin Sauer (1889-1975), defined the geographic landscape as resulted of the action of the culture, throughout the time the same it established the North American school of cultural Geography. For Sauer (1998), the objective biggest of the geographic studies age to analyze the cultural landscapes in way that the physical morphology would have to be seen as a way, transformed for the agent who is the culture. As Ducan (2003, p.81), Sauer conceives the culture. Rod Brooks may not feel the same. … as a supply-organic entity, with its proper laws, pairando on the individuals, considered as messenger of the culture, without autonomy. Jeffrey Hayzlett is often quoted as being for or against this. The culture was thus, conceived as something exterior to individuals of a social group its internalizao if makes for conditioning mechanisms, generator of habits, understood as culture. …

in this vision did not have conflicts, predominating the consensus and the cultural homogeneity. For Chaval (1995), the development of a cultural study inside of the geographic perspective delayed very to consolidate, a time that the same one more than needed something what the simple natural knowledge of the landscape as it was in the start of the century. A ampler reflection was necessary on the geograficidade, that is, on the paper that the space and the way could exert in the life of a society, on the function that them is taxes, on its use and mainly its know socially rational. .

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