Module Identifier GG10110  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Bill Edwards  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Michael Woods, Dr Rhys Jones  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours 1 hr lectures  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours Written exam.   100%  

Module outline
A concern with understanding the importance of place in an individual, group and societal
context is central to the agenda of contemporary human geography. After the introductory week,
two lectures will be presented on each of the following themes:

Place identity and the life-cycle

1. People, migration, globalization and place

2. The conceptualisation of place

3. The particularity of place: identity and biography

4. Place, politics, planning and community

Places on the margin

5. Women in a male-dominated space

6. Symbolic Geography and Race

7. Geographies of disability: physical and social problems

8. Geographies of exclusion

Place and Nation

9. Place, nationalism and nationhood

10. National identity in Britain

11. Nation and identity in Eastern Europe

12. Nation and identity in the New World

Aims of the module
To explore the importance of place-relatedness at two levels. Firstly from the standpoint of the individual responding to the
world in a reflexive manner and secondly from a perspective that roots all individuals within social formations that condition and
constrain personal opportunities.

Module objectives / Learning outcomes
The module enables participants to:

understand the processes shaping personal geographies and senses of community, culture, locality and nation;

appreciate and evaluate various methodologies and procedures used to explore the character and constitution of place;

acquire knowledge and understanding of work undertaken by geographers and other social scientists in this field;

develop critical reading, interpretation and evaluation.

Reading Lists
** Recommended Text
(1995) A Place in the World? Places, Cultures and Globalization. Oxford