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What is Social Geography?

Ways in which social relations identities and social inequalities are produced

2

What was the aim of Social Geography in the 70's and 80's?

Spatial patterns of wealthfare and inequality

3

In modern social geography, what forms of inequality have become key interests?

Sexuality, Disability, Age

4

What is the name given to the shift in cultural studies?

Cultural Turn

5

What negative effect has the cultural turn had on social geography?

Overshadows social geographies central concerns

6

When was the cultural turn?

80's and 90's

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What is a positive of the cultural turn?

Recognition of diverse social groups

8

What does society denote?

The ties that people have with others

9

In a geographic sense what is a society?

Occupying a geographic space with common political systems

10

What did Margaret Thatcher say about society?

It does not exist

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What is a socialist view of society?

Individuals are both enables and constricted by society

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How does space construct social activity?

Different places have different job opportunities or wealth

13

Why do peoples own views on other vary?

Identities are variable and subjective

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What may influence personal goals and views?

The state

15

What are positivist approaches?

As if it were a natural science, seeking to make statements and laws

16

What are Humanistic approaches?

Offer a long standing alternative which challenges determinism

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What are Radical approaches?

Emphasise power relations and social political structures
Marxist Theories

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What are postmodern approaches?

Disparate, new era for western societies, we are beyond the modern age

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What is Positionality?

Concerns the diversity of views in social science