Geog 140 Lecture 2

Geog 140 Lecture 2 - Lecture 2 October 2 2007 Approaches to...

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Lecture 2: October 2, 2007 Approaches to Political Geography 1) Spatial-analytical - ID political pattern and theorize about their origins -where and why -process of boundary-making [scale] -states and within states 2) Political Economic Approaches -critical/radical -class conflict [economy] and power – drive politics -Marx *Immanuel Wallerstein -“there’s a core, periphery and semi-periphery” -core exploits periphery and semi-periphery -periphery exploits semi-periphery -world systems theory -activist approach [political activism behind studies] -think about how to change the world 3) Post-modern Approach -“there is no unsituated knowledge” -no knowledge without context -believing that there is no universal truth -only multiple truths -people are blinded by cultural, class and racial filters -study of the experiences of different groups -language -deconstructing accepted truths -criticized for tearing things apart and not putting them back together Concerns of Political Geography 1) Spatiality of States
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This note was uploaded on 07/09/2008 for the course GEOG 140 taught by Professor Zackey during the Fall '08 term at UCLA.

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Geog 140 Lecture 2 - Lecture 2 October 2 2007 Approaches to...

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