GEOG101_-_Lecture_05

GEOG101_-_Lecture_05 - GeographyandPopulation Part1...

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Lecture 5: Geography and Population Part 1 January 19, 2010 GEOG 101
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Lecture Outline Geoff’s Tips for Success and Real World Context The Demographer’s Toolbox Sources of Information Population Distribution and Structure Population Distribution, and Density Age-Sex Pyramids Population Dynamics and Processes Birth, or Fertility, Rates; Death, or Mortality, Rates Demographic Transition Theory
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Geoff’s Tips for Success The World-System: core, peripheral, and semi-peripheral regions. Simplified Model of the World-System (fig 2.2) World-System as it manifests on the Global, Regional, and Local Scales
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Geoff’s Tips for Success Cont’d Colonialism and the factors leading to it First Agricultural Revolution Law of Diminishing Returns European Overseas Expansion Globalization Neo-Colonialism Transnational Corporations Commodity Chains
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Geoff’s Tips for Success Cont’d Division of Labor Staples Trap Staples Thesis Subaltern Theory Fast and Slow World -defining characteristics of both Digital Divide
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Context Neo-Colonialist behavior in initial response to earthquake response in Haiti http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes .com/2010/01/14/the-help-that-haiti-needs/?hp Increasing power if transnational corporations demonstrated by Google threats to China over censorship http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8456950.stm
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The Demographer’s Toolbox Demography The study of the characteristics of human populations In context of Geography, we look at the reasons and consequences of the  distribution of populations Census The count of the number of people in a country, region, or city Vital Records Information about births, deaths, marriages, divorces, and the incidences of  certain infectious diseases Family Reconstitution: Process of reconstructing individual ad family life  histories by linking together separately recorded birth, marriage and death  data. Administrative Record Linkage
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GEOG101_-_Lecture_05 - GeographyandPopulation Part1...

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