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Department
Geography
Course Code
GGRA02H3
Professor
Michael Bunce

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Place
Massey
- our definition of place may be close, local, what we are familiar with
(grounded/fixed)
1. Grounded spaces with meaning
Æ
a lot of places are becoming less grounded -- ungrounded
- places are affected by global processes, penetration of those processes into your
neighbourhood
- global sense of place
- maybe virtual rather than tangible places (internet, television, movies)
2. Places are internally complicated
- arenas of negotiation - negotiate their own relationship
3. Global spaces are grounded too
- grounded in your local sense of place when you go to local restaurant, shop
- where things are made
- 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
- advertising, globalization of food products
- global scale of activities, corporations
1. What is globalization? What processes does it involve?
2. What is significant about understanding global processes?
3. What is thinking geographically
4. What does a geographical perspective have to offer?
Globalization: no definite definition but:
- global economic integration
- global economic system
- global (economic) interdependence and interconnectivity
- global culture (human experience/values)
- we see others in other areas as terrorists because we have different values
Significance of global processes (globalization)
- happening, wont go away
- affects us all
- generates big discussion about its impacts (controversial)
- newspaper introduces importance of global scale processes
Ideologies and discourses of globalization
- pre-globalization: good for the economy/people
- anti-globalization: increases disparities, environmental degradation, reduces
national sovereignty
Geographical perspective: thinking geographicaly
- whats so geographical about globalization?
Æ
involves everyone around the world - how/why they differ, how they interrelate
spatially, changing character of regions
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Place Massey - our definition of place may be close, local, what we are fam iliar with (groundedfixed) 1. Grounded spa ces with meaning a lot of places are becoming less grounded -- ungrounded - places are affected by global proc esses, penetrat ion of those processes into your neighbourhood - global sense of place - maybe virtual rat her than tangible places (internet, television, movies) 2. Places are internally complicated - are nas of negotiation - negotiate their own relationship 3. Global spaces are grou nded too - grou nded in your local sense of place when you go to local restauran t, shop - where things are made - think outside of the small are a you are in Thinki ng Geogra phically about Globalization [Global processes, local effects] - KFC (Yum Foods international) in Barb ados, 7up, local fish, local beer - advertising, globalization of food prod ucts - global scale of activities, corp orat ions 1. What is globalization? What processes does it involve? 2. What is significant about understanding global processes? 3. What is thinking geographically 4. What does a geograp
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