Movie Review 12/13/2013 8:15:00 AM
-Demonstrate accurate, analytical reading
-How does this style differ
-How complete is this argument where are the gaps.
-Does the documentary give voice to its subjects?
-Does it reflect theme of the course?
-What does it do exceptionally well?
-What does the documentary highlight, what does it neglect?
This regent park project has become an epic failure
People stigmatized that this is an out space
The old site map: They were trying to make high rises, parks, huge
spaces to make community. What ended up happening because it didn‟t
have intersecting street, it didn‟t have commercial, stores, etc… built
It become a crimeful “outerspace”, but with this revitalization, they are
re trying to make this community of the old site map. Invisible City 12/13/2013 8:15:00 AM
Regent park is canada‟s oldest housing complex
Shows hopeful teen in a messy room
Then shows Mikey playing a “thug life” game.
If you don‟t participate in crime, your soft? (what mikey is basically
Former football player giving the viewpoint of someone choosing the
streets (Ainsley Morgan)
Mikeys mom is against him in criminal activity
Focuses on the bad of regent park, making it look rundown
Pathways to success, helping youth
Males doing this crime?
When the youth are at ainsley house, he shows past videos of them
(shows that they are people, youth, and no as bad as people perceive
Ainsley relates his home to space & place, his first home is his first home
coming to Canada, but to people demolishing it, its just property.
The revilization of regent park, echoed Mikey & Kendalls cause they are
changing but is it going to be for the best, or for the worst Lecture 8 (Guest Lecture) 12/13/2013 8:15:00 AM
Nation, Race & Politics of Home
Long distance nationalism
Emotion & impression
Imagined subjects & Nations
a. First Image: Child has lost his family (Sad Child)
b. Second Image: Nationalism (Canada Flag)
c. Third Image: Fighting for there home (Native people, holding guns)
d. Fourth Image: Starving & haven‟t eaten in while, in desperate need
of help. (Malnourished African children)
Politics of emotion
Symbols mean something to different people, based on there history.
The white body become a threat, under a object. The subject is
threatening the white body, whether is be through jobs, terrorism, etc…
Othering: Normative standards & a dominant idea. I.e the average
Comes from the latin word “emovere”, to move or to move out (ahmed,
Emotions also about attachments ad how we connect
Nation, Nationalism, & the Nation-State Nationalism: Patriotic feelings, principles, or efforts.
Nation: A large body of people united by common descent, history,
culture, or language, inhabiting a particular sate or territory.
The idea of Diaspora, as a unending sojourn across difference loads.
Long distance Nationalism
Solidarity across nations & diaspora communities
The logic of long distance nationalism expands “the boundaries of family
beyond the domain of extended kin” i.e memorials & house visits were
the Lebanese during the 2006 Israeli occupation in Southern Lebanon
nationalist movements often idealize the idea of motherhood withing the
imagined Nation Lecture 9 (Guest Lecture) 12/13/2013 8:15:00 AM
indicia of criminality: red hat, red coat ,is part of the the crips (cops
defenses for arresting a black guy)
Insider Trader is where racial profiling becomes a lot more subtle.
Toronto Star 2002 study showed black male get tickets when stopped.
UofT Professor studied that Blacks are also most likely to be arrested, in
comparison to a white
You may think that that was back in 2002, and there is no racial
profiling… there is.
Toronto Star is great with discovering stats from Toronto Police or other
sources to determine what is going on.
Recent article (a couple days ago) Toronto Police officer says how
shocking it is that there is still racial profiling. In relation to a class
action lawsuit about racial profiling.
TAVIS: Toronto anti-violence intervention strategy
TAVIS is the “shake down squad”
When it comes into this lawyers office, and it says it‟s a TAVIS
investigation, the lawyer knows where this is going.
Security Footage obtained by Toronto star: TAVIS officers arrest
and punch a group of black youth and arrest them. They were doing
nothing but standing around, late at night, outside the apartment.
Also 4 extra police cars show up for back up or something not
Neptune drive is an area of assumed criminality. Cameras everyone that
police are constantly using them to watch Neptune‟s residents.
REST OF LECTURE: Similar Examples of Racial discrimination within
“risky” parts of the city, i.e The Jungle, Lawrence Heights, etc… Lecture 10 12/13/2013 8:15:00 AM
Review of Course
Social geography looks at the relationship between society and space
Place is shaped by human beings & shapes the lives of humans.
Power of Places shows how places are different through human effort
Key Themes for Geographies of Age
Social Construction of Age
Age vs. Life Course
Intersectionality between age and other social locations
Intergenerational understandings of age
Spatial constructions of age
Resisting hegemonic/normative constructions of age
Geographies of Childhood
Key Themes for
Feminism and Geography
gender (baby storm)
patriarchy and gender regimes (we are talking about power
feminist geography (how does feminist geography inform our
understanding of gender?)
Perform femininity (the wife) Kate
Age commercial (children see, children do)
Talking about different generations and that effect on iden