Geog 121 - How is everybody feeling Anybody still have...

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How is everybody feeling?? Anybody still have their midterm test questions/is willing to put them on here so we can review Final Exam Form: It is multiple choice and he said it would be about the same length as the midterm, but he didn’t write it yet---what he said in class It is cumulative Does anyone know if we need a scantron for tomorrow? IDK, I would just in case 1/16 Foundations Global Place- multiple meanings of place. Context matters- different locations give you different social meaning. Ex- student vs. college students in other countries Geography- Study of where things are and why they are there. Human Geography- Spatial organization of human activity and people’s relationship with their environments. Space Absolute- Quantity, measurement (such as miles) Relative/social- measured in time , effort, costs . Social dimensions. Accessibility- for example someone coming from a richer family is able to go to UNC versus someone coming from poverty due to financial circumstances. Let’s say the person coming from poverty lives in Durham and the richer person lives in Connecticut. Absolute distance is not the important factor in this case. Spatial organization of human activity- Why are we organized the way we are? Place is a setting for social action. Culture turns space into place. Socialization- What is normal? Landscapes 1
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Map- visual representation of the world, usually 2D. They are biased because they reflect the mapmaker, expresses interpretation. Shape and reflect power relations, how we see world. A globally aware student understands that the world is changing, holds on to what makes you unique and the place around you. 1/23 Spatial Constructs of East and West Global social dimensions- how we understand the globe. How do we imagine something such as the globe? Continents- do not explain much because most important distribution on Earth does not follow continental breaks. Continents have distinct boundaries. They oversimplify complexity. 3-World schemes- After the cold war there became three distinct worlds. 1st world- advanced capitalized nations. 2nd world- communist countries. 3rd world- Everything else, largely developing/agricultural countries. East and West Oversimplification- glorifying central ideas, often racist. Orientalism- Edward Said “The way we acquire knowledge is highly motivated. We look through a lens that distorts how we see strangers.” This is what helped people get to know people of the middle east and in turn rule it. Lewis and Wigan- agree with Said, make it spatial. Mid East in 1902- area around Persian Gulf ready for military intervention.
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