02-GeogPrinciplesandMapping111

02-GeogPrinciplesandMapping111 - Geography breaks down...

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Geography breaks Geography breaks down boundaries down boundaries Can cross nature-human border. Can compare different places/regions. Can compare different scales (local, national, global) Can study reality on the ground, over time . Geography can study anything related to place.
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Human Geography converts “space” into “place” by studying: How human beings organize our activity spatially, and interact with our environment. How and why places are made and remade, and how these places shape who we are. How different places interact spatially.
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Turning Space into Place Place Abstract Abstract Geometric Geometric Empty Empty Just there” Just there” Real Real Has Identity Has Identity Significant Significant It matters” It matters”
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SITE (physical attributes of place) + SITUATION (relationship/relative location to other places) + SENSE OF PLACE (feelings and thoughts evoked by place) = PLACE (geographic setting with distinctive physical, social, and cultural attributes: “Identity” )
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Lambeau Field as a place SITE SITE (turf, players, stands, fans) (turf, players, stands, fans) SITUATION SITUATION (west side of Green Bay, (west side of Green Bay, near airport, smallest major near airport, smallest major professional sports market) professional sports market) SENSE OF PLACE SENSE OF PLACE (“Frozen Tundra,” Memories (“Frozen Tundra,” Memories of Lombardi, Lambeau of Lombardi, Lambeau Leap, reference to meat Leap, reference to meat packing industry in Green packing industry in Green Bay circa 1920) Bay circa 1920)
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Why Place Matters Why Place Matters All social activity is embedded in place. Places therefore provide the settings for people’s daily lives. Social interaction in turn shapes the place. It’s where “everything happens.”
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places, we create…. Regions!
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