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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 1F90
Professor
John Mitterer
Semester
Fall

Description
Social Geography Lecture 3, Wednesday November 6 th Reading- pp. 200-211 Field note – cultural warfare Last Lecture 7.2 What is “identity” and how is identity constructed? - Nature vs. nurture - Distinction between “identity” and “subjectivity” - Gender - Socially constructed - Employment changes as examples - Race - Socially constructed - Census changes as examples Lecture Overview 7.3 What is the connection between identity and geography? 7.4 7.3 What is the connection between identity and geography? Sense of place – A state of mind derived from the infusion of place with meaning and emotion by remembering important events that occurred in the place or by labeling a place with a certain character (page. 200) Place matters - Affects our everyday decisions - Affects our life chances - Identity and place - Identities constituted in place - People infuse place with meanings - Meanings in place define identities Identicide - “The intentional destruction of places that provide meanings to entire groups of people” - Reconstruction
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