Flashcards in 8 Changing Places Deck (14):
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;
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;
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