GGRA02H3 Lecture : lecture 2

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2 Nov 2010
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Our definition of place may be close, local, what we are familiar with (grounded/ fixed: grounded spaces with meaning. a lot of places are becoming less grounded -- ungrounded. Places are affected by global processes, penetration of those processes into your neighbourhood. Maybe virtual rather than tangible places (internet, television, movies: places are internally complicated. Arenas of negotiation - negotiate their own relationship: global spaces are grounded too. Grounded in your local sense of place when you go to local restaurant, shop. Think outside of the small area you are in. Thinking geographically about globalization [ global processes, local effects] Kfc (yum foods international) in barbados, 7up, local fish, local beer. We see others in other areas as terrorists because we have different values. Generates big discussion about its impacts (controversial) Newspaper introduces importance of global scale processes. Anti-globalization: increases disparities, environmental degradation, reduces national sovereignty.

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