GEOG121_02 - To do Friday, August 22, 2008 2:15 PM Work...

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To do Friday, August 22, 2008 2:15 PM Work item To do Due date Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 Make notes of definitions 08/25 Quiz 1 Read notes 08/25 1 - Why Places Matter Thursday, August 21, 2008 9:25 AM   Outline: Place - Interdependence of places - our lives are connected and interdependent on other people's lives in other places. From the local to the global. Place- society as two-way process. Globalization Definition - Experiences - Debates - Implications for geography - Why places matter? Places shape our daily lives. Places are interdependent. Our lives today in a specific place is composed of smaller scale places that we frequent in our daily lives. But globalization creates interrelations and connects our lives with those of others in other places in the world. Example: music is inspired from different places in the world. Geographic Literacy: There are 281 million Americans. 2 billion Christians. Why know Geography? Because the world is increasingly characterized: Instant global communications Rapidly changing international relationships Unexpected local changes. Interdependence of geographic scales Designates a spatial unit : world- national- human The global scales became much more important to understand how our lives are affected by these processes. The scale: The body- the home (private, public spaces in the home) - the community (city, region)- states/countries - regions/world regions - world organizations are above the nation state (EU, North American Free Trade Ass.)
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Two-way process China: a rainy part of the country shows how people have responded to that landscape to produce goods. People adapt to their environment and change it to their needs. Globalization: 1. Intensification of circuits of economic. Political, technological. Cultural, and ecological interconnection and interdependence. 2. Acceleration in the flows of capital, people, goods, images, information, and ideologies. Arjun Appadurani, anthropologist defines different landscapes: financescapes, ethnoscapes, mediscapes, ideoscapes. He claims that there is a disjuncture between the different scapes. How do we experience time and space? The world becomes smaller (David Harvey) - transportation has developed, the internet. The world is larger than ever - some are not mobile and it gives the feeling that the world is bigger. Social relations have changed due to globalization (Anthony Giddens) - new technologies stretch out social relations. We can be connected to people in the other side of the world just like in the other side of the room. The Hyper globalists view - the flattening of the world. Claim that Free market would distribute wealth in a more equal
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