Class Notes (837,023)
Canada (510,044)
Geography (296)
GG270 (21)
Lecture

Feb 4th Lecture GG270.docx

4 Pages
120 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Geography
Course
GG270
Professor
Margaret Walton- Roberts
Semester
Winter

Description
GG270 - Lecture - February 4 , 2012 Nature - Culture - ecology works with cultural geography, interacting post war - cultural materialism connects to urban landscapes/ industrial geography Humans + Nature - Greek + Christian thought - theology beliefs that nature was created for humans by God - with this comes power, supremacy anthresponsthilities for humans within nature - Scientific Revolution + Enlightenment (17 and 18 C) - began to challenge theology because it can’t be empirically proven (it is faith based), this challenged the power of the church - empirical/ knowledge based -Romanticism + Sublime Nature (1750s- 1850s) - nature - becomes almighty wonder + something that brought fear - sublime - idea of pain and fear (the power of nature) but also brings pleasure when observing (awe) - continuation of wonderment of nature but challenge human domination over nature - Darwinism (1859) - Origin of Species - scientific naturalism - challenges theology, promoting evolution (naturalism) over Church - “we are not over nature, we are of nature” - Church was fundamental belief of the world at the time, this was a huge challenge - 2000 Humans Produce Nature (Anthropocence) - informed - new geological epoc - **era where human impact has fundamental impact of the world, changing the sphere (ex. Geological layer of Earth forming on the ocean floor made of plastic) also climate change - anthropogenic - recognition that as humans we are part of nature but we don’t understand the repercussions of our actions - watch: How the Earth Made History - The Age of the Anthropocy Art Christian - disconnect from the environment - the natural world perfectly suited human - adds to the theology that God made the world for humans - Adam + Eve - Arc - God resets the world through the great flood, identified good person (Noah) to take care of it - dominant species is human Native Art - assumed as premodern (?) - don’t connect ourselves as within the animal kingdom - Native beliefs oppose this (dualistic) - connect humans with the land/ nature rather than above it *- creation stories about how the world is created through animal gods - deep connection of people IN the environment - Canadian native Raven - representation of animal spirits (tricksters) - how their behaviours trick authority figure - out wit (ex. Aesop’s Fables) - facilitate good - embody both men + women Animal Kingdom - dolphins/ whales also have a different/ regional language - humans assume their characteristics are above animal actions - humans farm, build cities, etc (use of tools/ technology) - apes also use technology - arguments are all discredited by animals doing similar actions - Earth: we don’t know how to react/ remedy our actions, our technology has gotten away from us, humans can’t control their own actions or the Earth Video: 1950s globalization/ the great expansion - many have a lot, still many have nothing - repercussions of climate change + human actions (mining, etc) - Anthropocy - destabilizes the planet, changing processes of the Earth - our responsibility to make changes - recognize we are part of nature - need for reconnection with premodern ideology - human apex - need for political change - level of engagement with environment to match the level of technology to make changes Humans + The World - Western ideology puts humans as different than animals - humans create hierarchies: race, gender, class, nationality - how am I better than someone else? - evident in colonialism - argued as different species - ideologies have material consequences - Scientific Revolution - geology caused scientists to question human places in the world developing new ideas about the natural world Human - Nature Relations - Environmental Determinism - our lives (how we live/ what we do) are determined by our environment ( Gerald Steel) - we can’t reconnect to this ideology - Environment Possibilism - various possible outcomes because of different human environments - Landscape School - understanding how humand interpret nature - Environm
More Less

Related notes for GG270

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit