Geog311L4Outline

Geog311L4Outline - population growth in cities after years...

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Geography 3 Lecture 4 Outline I. Finish discussing the “rules of place” A. Clip from The Office as an illustration. Gender: The ways we define what it means to be a “real man” and a “real woman” The ways that everything that is excluded from these categories gets classified as “wrong” or “abnormal.” The ways that people engage, negotiate, and challenge these categories by offering alternative ways to be “gendered.” B. Clip from The Wire as an Illustration Cultural capital: educational, social, cultural, and intellectual forms of knowledge that some people have and that grant them a higher status and enable them move through the world more easily. II Discussion of shopping malls. A. Gottdiener’s piece helps us understand some of the cultural assumptions that have gone into the ways malls are made. 1. the development of malls is tied to deconcentration: the leveling off of
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Unformatted text preview: population growth in cities after years of being concentrated there and the development of the suburbs, especially because of the movement of the middle classes there. 2. . designed by mall construction spets with certain objectives in mind, Gottdiener tells us that the design of the mall (including its signs and symbols) follow two principles: 1) promote purchasing; sell as much as possible 2) create an urban ambiance, which suburban dwellers crave These design principles play out in four ways: 1) the motif of the mall 2) the design of the building of the mall 3) the instrumental signs inside the mall 1 4) the ways malls engineer pedestrian flows 3. Brief discussion of article The Shopping Mall as Consumer Habitat by Peter H. Bloch, Nancy M. Ridgway, and Scott A. Dawson --used to illustrate Gottdieners point, but do not need to memorize specifics for exam 2...
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