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Geography
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GEOG 1F90
Professor
Catherine Nash

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Wednesday September 19 , 2012 Geography Lecture 2: Globalization Slide 1: A. Human Geography 1.1What is human geography 1.2What are geographical questions B. Globalization 2.1 what is globalization? 2.2 what are the connections between globalization and the geographical? 2.3 why do some people or groups oppose globalization? Slide 2: Human geography 1.1what is human geography? - human environment relations - the reciprocal relationship between humans and the environment - reciprocal – mutual arrangments Slide 3: Canada as a place a. sense of place place disciplines you place has social meaning (series of rules, how a person behaves and acts, make us who we are) b. Expectations and assumptions Rules about who should be in a place and who shouldn’t Regulate spacing c. discipline and power people are perceived out of place have expectations of who we should see gender and age matter hugely (elderly woman in the bar v.s elderly man in the bar) landscapes are saturated with power place has a tremendous meaning for people place matters make sure we comply with public norms What is geographical questions? The spatial perspective Five themes - location - region - place - landscape - movement 1. Location - geographical positioning of people and things - what we expect to see - location theory, where people try to develop where things should go (retail, malls) 2. region - area with a degree of formal, functional or perceptual homogeneity (‘sameness’) - a formal region – shared trait e.g physical or cultural ( Canadian shield or Acadia in NB - functional region – particular set of activites or interactions (e.g ‘toronto’) - perceptual region (imaginary) (Figure 1.5) how we understand it is different - perception is about place 3. Place - uniqueness of a location - special meanings of places (cannot just think about buildings) - attachment to place 4. Landscape - the overall appearance of an are - visible imprint of human activities - we are getting to see who got the right to build (when we look at landscape) 5. movement - have to think about mobility, people, goods , ideas across the surface of the planet - shows how things are connected, networks, flows Globalization 2.1 what is globalization? 2.2 what are the connections between globalization and the geographical? 2.3 why do some people or groups oppose globalization? 2.1 What is globalization? - highly contested term - majority of scholars state we are experiencing something different than post war 1) processes- economic but also cultural, political, social, technological (way it helps something happen) 2) Geographical implications – flows, networks, connectivities 3) Chaotic, uneven (LOOK UP) Wh
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