|| GG10110 |
|| PEOPLE, PLACE AND NATION: A GEOGRAPHICAL PERSPECTIVE |
|| 2001/2002 |
|| Dr Bill Edwards |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Dr Rhys Jones |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 20 Hours 1 hr lectures |
|| Exam || 2 Hours Written exam. Two Sections- answer one question from three in each section || 100% |
|| Resit assessment || 2 Hours Written exam. Two Sections- answer one question from three in each sectio || 100% |
Aims of the module
To provide an introduction to the way in which geographers and other social scientists have conceptualized and developed an understanding of the importance of place at different scales of analysis.
A concern with understanding the importance of place at national, local and personal levels is central to the agenda of contemporary human geography. The module develops this theme by addressing the following topics:
PLACE AND NATION
1. Place, nationalism and nationhood
2. National identity in Britain
3. Nation and identity in Eastern Europe
4. Nation and identity in the New World
LOCALITY AND COMMUNITY
5. People, migration, globalization and place
6. The conceptualization of place
7. The particularity of place: identity and biography
8. Place and Community: planning and politics
GEOGRAPHIES OF EXCLUSION
9. Geographies of disability: physical and social problems
10. Geographies of Exclusion
Module objectives / Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to:-
describe, compare and evaluate the forces shaping and defining national identity and nationalism in a variety of different global settings.
discuss and exemplify the complexity of the notion of place at different scales of analysis.
illustrate and explain how different methodologies provide contrasting insights into place at a local, community level and how findings from such research contribute to planning policies.
evaluate the inclusive and exclusionary effects that may arise as a result of place-based local and societal practices for different social groups.
show in their examination, evidence of their level of understanding and ability to organise, present and critically interpret evidence from a range of sources in written essay form.
** Recommended Text
Cloke, P., Crang, P. & Goodwin, M. (eds). (1999)
Introducing Human Geographies. 1. Arnold 034069193X
Holloway, L & Hubbard, P.. (2001)
People and Place: The Extraordinary Geographies of Everyday Life. Prentice Hall, Pearson Educational Ltd.
Massey, D & Jess P. (eds). (1995)
A Place in the World? Places, Cultures and Globalization. Oxford
McDowell, L.. (1997)
Undoing Place? A Geographical Reader.. Arnold
Storey, D. (2001)
Territory, The Claiming of Space. Prentice Hall, Pearson Educational Ltd.