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GGRB13 Lecture 2 - Introducing Social Geographical Thought

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Department
Geography
Course
GGRB13H3
Professor
Shaun Tanaka
Semester
Fall

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GGRB13 Lecture 2: Introducing Social Geographical Thought (11 September 2013) What is Geography? - Writing about the world - Cartography – mapmaking o What’s included is subjective o Person and landscape relationship Going Back in Time - Maps were the earliest forms of communication The Power of Maps - How we locate ourselves - How it’s mapped out depends on the person creating the map - Indigenous people and the government have different point of views, thus maps would look different Who Controls the Maps - Different countries have different perspectives on what their land is - Who belongs where - Power and knowledge are key factors when employing someone to write maps, especially historical maps - Maps change with different social processes What is Social Geography? - Reciprocal – social living influences space; space affects identity - Started in 1960s and expanded in the 1970s - Hard to divorce it from other aspects (ex. Gender) - Socially and geographically o Networks, culture, politics - Relationships, identity, etc. are part of social geography - Social o Mundane acts o Things happening in everyday life o Social communities, identities, and networks you belong to o Set of categories and identities  Descriptive (age, gender, etc.) o Analysis of society o Social relationships that are developed o Related to many things o Systems (government, education) - With the addition of geography GGRB13 Lecture 2: Introducing Social Geographical Thought (11 September 2013) o Cyberspace networks (ex. Facebook)  Social special network o Permeable o Social lives are linked to place, sense of belonging, social identity - Culture systems - Can change over time and space o Not fixed o Can change based on neighbourhood or country Four Key Commitments in Social Geography - Identity and social location - Materiality of lived geography o Able/disabled - Power differences - Ethics and justice - Ex. Bush’s post-society world o Everyone has an equal opportunity - Ex. Hurricane Katrina 2005 o Attention to particular groups o ‘winners and losers’ What is Space? - Space is entirely abstract - Can take various scales, shapes, and properties - More organic than place - Different sizes – geographical scale - Can become particular places (when meaning is put to them) Space - How we use space can change o Ex. Mall intended for consumers, but it is used as a teenage hangout site, a place for friendship What is Place? - A location with a specific identity Place - Specific sites - Shaped by human beings and shape lives of human beings GGRB13 Lecture 2: Introducing Social Geographical Thought (11 September 2013) P
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