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What is locale?

The effect people have on their setting.
Shaped by the;


What is location?

The physical location of a place - such as co-ordinates on maps


What is sense of place?

The subjective and emotional attachment people have to a place. This can be different when seen from another persons perspective


What did social geographer, Doreen Massey say about global senses of place?

Places are dynamic, not static, they are always changing.
The character of a place can only be understood by linking that place to other places
'What we need, it seems to me, is a global sense of the local, a global sense of place.'


Describe the locale of Glastonbury

Visitor attractions including;
Glastonbury Abbey
Glastonbury Tor.
The national trust describes Glastonbury Tor as 'one of the most spiritual sites in the country. Its pagan beliefs are still very much celebrated. A beautiful place to walk, unwind and relax.'


What is the sense of place in Glastonbury

Spiritual importance for;
religious connections
the King Arthur affliction

For others, the music festival that takes place on Worthy Farm in Pilton on the edge of Glastonbury, is very significant.


What is a descriptivist approach to place

The world is a set of places that can be studied and are distinct


Describe the location of Glastonbury

lastonbury is in Somerset, 23 miles south of Bristol.


What is the social constructivist approach to place

Place is a product of a set of social processes occurring at a particular time
For example; Trafalgar Square built to commemorate a British naval victory in the 1800's, can be understood as a place of empire and colonisation, but for some it is a place for political gatherings and protests


What is a phenomenological approach to place

How an individual experiences place, recognising the personal relationship between place and purpose.


What are homogenised places?

The forces of global capitalism eliminating local cultures and local businesses, to introduce global chains into high streets (clone towns).
Urban sprawl has lead to community-less cities covering huge areas of the countryside with identical shopping malls, car parks and roads.


Explain localism in terms of identity

Localism; An affection for a particular place, can develop nimbyism (not in my backyard) where people do not want their local area to be affected by development (e.g. Totnes)


Explain regionalism in terms of identity

Consciousness and loyalty to a distinct region with a population that shares similarities


Explain nationalism in terms of identity

loyalty and devotion to a nation, which creates a sense of national consciousness - e.g. Patriotism