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Unformatted text preview: How can we understand the making of “culture,” and specifically “the geographical constitution of culture”? Discussion of how Doreen Massey helps us answer these questions. According to Massey we have to understand all cultural forms as: 1) hybrid 2) produced through processes of interaction 3) contingent (i.e., historically specific and constantly changing) 4) involving connections among multiple scales (i.e., the local, the national, the global) 5) shaped by relations of power II. What shapes our experiences of and relationships to places? Discussion of the most intimate of spaces: our bodies 1) Kevin Hetherington’s piece is about what a museum means to a woman in the United Kingdom he calls “Sarah.” 2) Steven Feld’s piece is about the Kaluli people who live in the rainforest on the Great Papuan Plateau in PNG. 1 3) Lisa Law’s piece is about Filipina migrant workers in Hong Kong. 2...
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2011 for the course GEOG 3 taught by Professor Tallon during the Winter '06 term at UCLA.
- Winter '06