Lecture 15 (3-11-08)

Lecture 15 (3-11-08) - 11 March 2008 Political Geography...

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11 March 2008 Political Geography III: Geopolitics Exam : Thursday March 27 th , Review on Tuesday March 25 th o Short Essay: answer 3 out of 5, will incorporate 1-2 key terms and concepts, 20 points each o Long Essay Question: answer 1 out of 2, will cover a major course topic (5-8 key terms), 40 points Traditional Geopolitics (1950s-1960s) o State-centric descriptive analyses Political Geography Recent Themes o Power of Place and identity Shift from static things to dynamic processes Cultural identity and the politics of place How we come to see our own people or place in the world Narratives, representations Nation o The idea of a nation is socially constructed o Perspectice on the world not thing in the world o But….is a powerful category o Very real consequences Idea of Nations o School Curriculums National histories Pledge of allegiance o Newspaper reports o Museums, flags, coins songs o United Nations o Mapping, representation Geopolitics
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