Jordan's Fundamentals of the Human Mosaic
Second Edition   ©2014

Jordan's Fundamentals of the Human Mosaic

A Thematic Introduction to Cultural Geography

Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov (late of University of Texas at Austin) , Mona Domosh (Dartmouth College) , Roderick P. Neumann (Florida International University) , Patricia L. Price (Florida International University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-1068-9; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-1068-9; Format: Paper Text, 384 pages

Chapter 1 Cultural Geography: An Introduction
An extended discussion of vernacular culture regions
The rise of Facebook through hierarchical and contagious diffusion
Updated coverage of natural hazards and disasters, such as the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami

Chapter 2 Folk and Popular Cultures
New coverage of foodways (world and local food and drink preferences)
Hip-hop music as an example of cultural interaction
A discussion of ethnomedicine and ecology
David Lowenthal's work regarding the cult of bigness and the U.S. landscape

Chapter 3 Population Geography
Additional coverage of key concepts in population geography: natural decrease, absolute population density, physiological population density, dependency ratio, population growth rate, and population doubling time
New discussion of medical geography and disease diffusion
Urban landscape changes in South America and the rise of shantytowns/favelas

Chapter 4 The Geography of Language
A redrawn, easier-to-understand linguistic family tree
A discussion of texting and global language modification
Additional coverage of toponyms

Chapter 5 Geography of Race and Ethnicity
Expanded discussion of refugees and internally displaced persons
A new discussion of environmental racism in the Seattle area
Updated coverage of natural hazards and disasters, such as the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami

Chapter 6 Political Geography
Clarification of the difference between international political organizations and supranational political organizations
Role of the Internet in political movements, such as the Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movement
New examples of national iconography on the landscape: Queens Day in the Netherlands and the memorial to victims of the Nanjing Massacre in China

Chapter 7 The Geography of Religion
Cultural interaction of religion and the cow population in India
Updated coverage of religious adherence in the United States

Chapter 8 Agriculture
New map of agricultural regions in the United States, Figure 8.8
Extended discussion of aquaculture and the U.S. exclusive economic zone
New map showing ancient sites of domestication for selected crops, Figure 8.17
New coverage of the shrinkage of the Aral Sea
New global map of biotech crop countries, Figure 8.28

Chapter 9 Economic Geography: Industries, Services, and Development
New! Components of the Human Development Index, Figure 9.2
Updated discussion of the debates and evidence regarding global climate change and the environmental sustainability index

Chapter 10 Urbanization
New map of the worlds urbanized population, Figure 10.1
Discussion of Latin American urban landscapes

Chapter 11 Inside the City
Modern critiques of the concentric zone, sector, and multiple-nuclei models of the city