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Department
Geography
Course
GGRB28H3
Professor
Michelle Majeed
Semester
Winter

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LECTURE 03 –GEOGRAPHICAL IMAGINATIONS Geographical Imaginations  Derek Gregor  Spatialized, cultural and historical knowledge that characterize social groups Doreen Massey  The way we understand a space may not be the same as another person does (map of Toronto) Said’s Orientalism  Argues that there is a group of assumptions that western thinkers had of the east and these stereotypes brought colonialism o West = masculine/rational o East = feminine/irrational  Geographical imaginations can alter our actions and effects of our actions Treichler  Blaming cultural theory – we have to look at other factors  Aids was being framed in academic conferences  People assumed all of Africa was the same and were ignoring the differences/impacts  Argued too much focus on culture as defining reason for Aids affecting Africa  Africans were seen as victims + many stereotypes  African gov’t wasn’t doing much  As a result of stereotypes we only looked at research in one way Farmer’s Geographies of Blam
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