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Lecture 1

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GEOG 210
Jon Unruh

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Lecture 1: Introduction Central Notions in Geography • Landscapes and the ways in which people produce, shape and consume them. • Globalization and how it relates to localization and ‘glocalization’. 1. Landscapes • Everyday landscapes: landscapes that people create in the course of their everyday lives • Symbolic landscapes: representations of particular values and aspirations. o Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower o Heritage Landscapes o Landscapes of Despair o Tool to identify ourselves o Landscapes of Fear o Landscapes of Agriculture o Landscapes of Disease o Landscapes of Conflict o Landscapes of Identity o Landscapes of Adaptation § Climate Change • Usefulness of the concepts of Landscapes 2. Globalization: The widening, deepening and speeding up of worldwide interconnectedness in all aspects of contemporary social life.
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