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Department
Geography
Course
GGRB13H3
Professor
David J Roberts
Semester
Fall

Description
Short Answer Section 1. Materiality - social construction of identity, geographies of exclusion, place norms - real consequences of these (lived geographies of actual real people) - real rather than abstract - partial answers: real, physical stuff, but not the first part 2. Place - a location with a specific identity, constructed by individual and social significance - place identities are socially constructed (thus, social meaning is developed ) 3. Sex/ Gender - sex: biological(hormones, genetics, anatomy), relies on normative body types - gender: social categorization of men/women. System of meanings, norms, assumptions 4. Positionality - knowledge, understanding of the world is subjective, based on personal context - affects what you think is valuable, worth knowing - important to soc/ fem geography because researchers must consider their own position and other’s positions 5. Race - helps us understand connections between people and places - not just mapping races - move to racialized places/ social identities - with material consequences - who goes/ lives where 6. 2 Mechanisms producing Africville - Railway lines - Oil plant storage facility - Bone mill - Slaughterhouse - Rockhead prison - I
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