Test 1 Notes - GEO 101 Jan. 18th Notes Maps are...

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GEO 101 Jan. 18 th Notes Maps are Representations of Scale They are representations of certain reality They can be altered/ or sweetened to look appealing to tourists Europeans colonized Africa and established the borders o The countries fought/negotiated with each other to establish boundries that show realist, but maybe not actual morality Characters of Place, and their Contradictions: Places are meaningful—yet few people know how places that are important came into being Few people have systematic knowledge of places They are interdependent—yet few understand connections one place has to another They influence the way we live—yet it is often difficult to recognize the intricacies of place that have an effect on us Humans influence places—but it is often difficult to see any tangible effects we see on place o Places aren’t just outcomes of what foes on in the world, they are part of the processes themselves. Globalization and interdependence Hyperglobalist view shaped by the combination of free-markets and the “minimalist” role of the state in economic regulation
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Skeptical view—Globalization is nothing new…we’ve always been interconnected and dependent on another area of the world. Nations gov’ts are an important player/regulator in keeping cultures, economics, and societies intact. Transformationalist view—global changes are unpredictable, yet the current are is marked by an increased interconnectedness among peoples and places Jan. 23 rd th Are their winners and losers to time-space-convergence in this Era of Globalization? T-S-C= the rate at which places move closer together in travel or communication time/costs. o Travel time decreases Because of this, things like Skype are becoming more commonly used b/c more people are traveling etc. o Time from production Consumption decreases o News travels faster TSC is certainly not limited to western world For guest workers and immigrants, TSC is a negative o They work away from their families and are “treated like garbage” o Make little money TSC coupled w/ the global economic produces virtual prisons for many guest workers and illegal immigrants o Lack of opportunity at home FORCES people abroad o Remittances assist families
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o Yet it is very difficult to return home due to homeland security issues, visa issues, illegal status, and a lack of funds All this often leads to virtual imprisonment The world is shrinking, unless you’re cleaning it. A geographical imagination = a sensitivity towards the significance of place, space, landscape, and nature in the conduct of life on earth Geographical imaginations are not simply visual—it involves all of the senses.
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Test 1 Notes - GEO 101 Jan. 18th Notes Maps are...

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