GGRB28H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Derek Gregory, Teleology, Critical Discourse Analysis
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GGRB28 Lecture 3- September 27, 2012
Sample Test Question
1. Explain Farmer's theory of georgraphy of blame and outline the theory's components in
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Threat of SARS-like virus unclear
• Term redefined by Derek Gregory- wrote book of the same name (1993)
• Defined as the 'spatialized cultural and historical knowledge that characterizes social
What does this mean?
We don't always have positive understandings of places, we also have negative
Doreen Massey: Geography is in our mind. We have images of places in our
mind. Sometimes, these sources of images can be a problem for us.
> make assumptions
Rational Irrational (infused with mysticism and stories)
Democratic Despotic (local populations were controlled by
Progressive (taking technology) Timeless
How a lot of the understandings belief
• A continent's agony: great variation across the continent ; but not being reocgnized ;
some parts of Africa were colonized and some were not ; some countries had civil
wars and some not; religion; ways of life (some have nomadic populations and
> only Sub Saharan Africa is facing HIV/AIDS, not everyone else
• traditional cultural practices: a lot of focus on this. A lot of research happening was not
the best quality in terms of scholarly research. Approaching the issue in a way