Geog 311 Exam 2

Geog 311 Exam 2 - Geog 311 Exam 2 04/10/2010 11:40:00 ←...

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Unformatted text preview: Geog 311 Exam 2 04/10/2010 11:40:00 ← Identity: I am simultaneously member of multiple social categories and groups. • The groups the I regard as salient (relevant to how I act) constitute my elective identity • • The groups that others regard as salient (relevant to how they act toward me) constitute my ascribed identity. o Nationality o Creed o Class o Family o Race o Sex ← ← What is your identity? • Which groups do you not wish to be identified with (you would be distressed if people mistook you for a member of that group) • Examples of possible things that may cause distress o Male mistaken for female o Heterosexual mistaken for homo sexual o Middle class mistaken for indigent. • People will go out of their way to make sure that the things they are salient about is clear because they don’t want to be mistaken for other groups. Culture is a moral demand system. –Phillip Rieff • Having an identity puts moral demands on you to live up to that identity. ← Obedience to particularly interdictory contents. ← ← “Right and restricting conduct of life” ← ← Narrative Identity: Identifying to a certain story rather than a certain group. Follow a story and fill in certain characters. • Things I mustn’t do to continue living a story, and things you should do to continue living in the story/tradition Identity Crisis: When my behavior has suddenly become incompatible with the story I had in my narrative identity ← ← A “place” is a Meaningful Location • When a location suddenly becomes attached to you in some way (naming it, something happened there attached to you or detached a.k.a indentify with it) it becomes a place. ← ← Feeling ia “sense of place” is feeling “in place” (or at home) • 1) Understanding what is “going on”, knowing what to do • 2) Identifying with (approving what is going on. ← ← “Placelessness is the absence of sense of place. • Not understanding what is “going on” what to do • Disapproving of, being alienated from what if going on. ← Elected Identity: • You: o Feel that you are in a place when you are n a place appropriate to the story you tell yourself abut yourself. ← Ascribed Identity (Profiling): • Others: o Feel that you are in place when you are in a place appropriate to the story they tell themselves about you. ← ← Habit and Habitat: • Expressing Identity in Place (marks of memberships) • Placing Identities (ghettos, enclaves, and hiving) • Identifying with place (topophilia and regional identity)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course GEOG 311 taught by Professor Mangieri during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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Geog 311 Exam 2 - Geog 311 Exam 2 04/10/2010 11:40:00 ←...

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