003 - Sociocultural integration - Part One

Syllabus Point

Examine (AO3) the role of diasporas in preserving culture in one country and the adoption of minority traits by host societies.

Key Terminology

  • Examine
  • Diaspora
  • Minority Trait
  • Ethnic Village

Define the key terms above by using your 'Global Interactions' text book by Guinness, the 'Command Term' posters in the classroom and the links below.


Activity One - Preserving Culture - Discussion and Notes

Figure One - A map to show the migration of Chinese and Indian migrants in 2011.

Taken From: http://media.economist.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/original-size/20111119_WOM924_0.gif

Taken From: http://media.economist.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/original-size/20111119_WOM924_0.gif

Answer the following bullet points by using the map above and the images below the questions.

  1. Using the map above where have the Chinese migrated to?
  2. Why have the Chinese chosen these areas to migrate to? Think back to out initial global interactions lessons of a shrinking world.
  3. How do the pictures below suggest that the Chinese culture is being preserved? The montage of photographs in the Youtube clip will also help you.

Image Two - China Town, London

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Image Three - China Town, London

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4. Using the 'Geography Course Companion' text book by Nagle and Cooke pages 370-371 and the resources below explain how diaspora can preserve a culture. Use the headings below to help you:

                  • Contact with source culture
                  • Food
                  • Education
                  • Social Organisation
                  • Language
                  • Continued flow of people
                  • Religion
                  • Dress

Activity Two - Adoption Minority Traits

  1. Make notes on the adoption of minority traits using the 'Global Interactions' text book pages 173-174.
  2. How do host societies adopt the minority traits of other cultures? Use the headings below to help explain your answers. Remember to use examples.
                  • Food
                  • Relationships
                  • Religion
                  • International tourism
                  • Employment
                  • Government legislation
                  • Fashionable ethnic images
                  • Ethnic media

Useful Resource

'Global Interactions - IB Geography Case studies for the Higher Level Extension' by www.privategeotutor.com pages 71-83