GGR107H1 Study Guide - Final Guide: Simple Living, Ethical Consumerism, Conspicuous Consumption

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Published on 23 Jun 2012
School
UTSG
Department
Geography
Course
GGR107H1
Exam Review Lecture 9
Lecture 9
o Geographies of consumption
Food security and health of community By: Linor David
Planning and developing food center
Community center: catchment and population based
Social determinant: income, education, gender
Individual choices social and community
Treating chronic diseases and conditions
Type 2: diabete, stroke, heart disease and childhood obesity
Nutrition and exercise and the impacts
Micro-level: individual helping people access food
Macro-level: improve the overall health
Work on pregnant women with low birth weights
Community gardens when they teach, cook
Markets and community network
Individual behaviour must be supported by polices
o www.storyofstuff.com
Consumption and consumerism
To be a good citizen you must shop
Consumer culture
Planned vs. perceived
Consumption
o Utilization of the products of human labour: using up of goods and services
Geographical, place and location scale
Hunter gathering
Nomatic people
Traditional agriculture
Co-evolution
Move to today's lifestyle monocultures
Produced for commercial sale
o How?
Innovation
Poor subsidizing rich
Massive energy subsidy (fossil fuel)
Changed over time through cheap oil
o Why study consumption?
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