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Department
Geography
Course
Geography 2144A/B
Professor
L.Graham Smith
Semester
Winter

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Space vs. Place 12/4/2012 1:37:00 PM “Space is like sex …it’s there but we don’t talk about it” (Edward Hall) – TT kaken ffor grantt ded, bbecause we lilive iin itit. – Fish probably don’t spend their days thinking about what Space = nowhere Merely Merely aa physical physical and/or and/or geographical geographical location. location. Space Space is inauthentic, generic. Place = somewhere emotionally and personally RELATIONAL. significant; a place of authenticity Theorizing what “place” is: • “Place is humanized space” (Yi‐ Fu Tuan). • “Place has to be one of the most multi‐ layered and multi‐ purpose words in our language” (Harvey, 1993 p.4). • “Place” is
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