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Department
Geography
Course
GGR208H5
Professor
Dana Wilson
Semester
Fall

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GGR 208- LECTURE 2 16.09.2010 Philosophical beginnings: -evidence: two similar environments but diff cultures -bias must not be evident through personal ideas -focus on analysis and empirical measurement of facts, theories, ideas must occur to determine what happens on a broader scale Marx-Marxism, social conflict theory (inequality environmental degregation) -goes back to positivism -human behaviour is constrained by economic resources and thus the society splits into classes and upper class becomes more dominant and controls resource allocation for lower class -at some point there is a progressive anx among worker class and thus revolt might occur Geographic concepts -Space is an absolute concept and -Relative space: socially produced (subjective view) and subject to change -location: absolut
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