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GGR 254 – USA Geography Dec. 6, 2010
GGR 254 – THEMES AND EXAM
-Theme 1 – the long-term integration of the USA into the global economy and the international
political arena both drives and shapes its development
Important bc it has a history to it
Product of colonization; expanding Europe
Globalization – internationalization
United States 300 years ago was an important player in the world; today it is still a sole
player but this immense power is flawed; terrified that China will knock off their power;
immobility
Important within the global economy; eg labour costs and Detroit
-Theme 2 – Changning regional and urban geographies have been shaped American economic,
social and political development
Buffalo, Southern Texas – how that became the new south, oil
Military might, specific urban development; eg LA, Washington
How regional position shifts over time; manufacturing belt and then the sun belt
Regional changes are affected by big things eg political and economy change
-Theme 3 – the USA has experienced massive growth and acquired unprecedented power, but a
great social and economic cost
Deindustrialization; economy cost
American should be able to live without poverty given its wealth it is unable to do that bc
the very American liberty and capitalism means inequality
Race plays a big factor; structure of inequality has a factor to social inequality – Sugrue
-Theme 4 – public and privateactors have played a critical and defining role in the creation of
regional-urban geographies
These things just dont emerge – it comes fromactors
Not all actors are equal, the CEO of Microsoft is much more powerful person then an
immigrant who runs a grocery store for example
Race, still with the election of Obama, if you were white you have a lot more access to
political power and also gender
Private interests
Suburbanization
FINAL EXAM - Room 1050 Earth Sciences, 5 Bancroft
-Exam Structure
Section A – definitions, Answer 8 out of 10 (40 marks)
Section B – Essay, Answer 1 out of 2 (30 marks)
Section C – Essay, Answer 1 out of 2 (30 marks)
-Material to be covered
All class lectures and course readings – key argument in readings
Past Definitions
-Hoarce Greeley
www.notesolution.com
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Theme 1 the long-term integration of the usa into the global economy and the international political arena both drives and shapes its development. Important within the global economy; eg labour costs and detroit. Final exam - room 1050 earth sciences, 5 bancroft. Exam structure: section a definitions, answer 8 out of 10 (40 marks, section b essay, answer 1 out of 2 (30 marks, section c essay, answer 1 out of 2 (30 marks) Material to be covered: all class lectures and course readings key argument in readings. Hoarce greeley www. notesolution. com: what is geographically significant, progressive editor, reformer and politician (1811-1872, representative of white attitudes to native americans, europeans were morally and economically superior there is no hope for them . Post-industrial economy: mix of manufacturing and low-end (retail, etc) and high-end (financial, etc) services, replaces industrial economy, associated with rise of corporate city, associated with edge cities such as tysons corner, virginia.

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