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1

According to Johnston 2000 what is social geography?

“the study of social relations and the spatial structures that underpin those relations”

2

Who thinks that social geography combines the disciplines of many geographical sub disciplines?

Pain 2001

3

What are the 3 main approaches to social geography?

Ecological
Socio Economic
Socio Cultural

4

Who were the main anarchist father figures of Ecological Social Geography?

Peter Kroptkin and Elisee Reclus

5

Which geographical school was at the forefront of Social Ecological geography?

Chicago

6

Which approach to social geography is based on marxist theories?

Socio Economic

7

What does Socio Economic Geography show a concern for?

Social Justice

8

What is the focus of the book Social Justice and the City by David Harvey?

Housing Segregation with an Urban Focus

9

What did the social turn of Social Geography lead to?

Many social groups represented e.g women and disabled
(Addition of Social Voices)

10

What is a Society?

A community of people that share an identity shaped by the environment, interests and experiences

11

What does society denote?

Has relations with others

12

What did Latour (2005) say about societies?

They might contain things that are not human

13

Why is Social relations linked to power?

People can dominate, control and resist power

14

What 3 things connect society and space?

.Reflects Social Activity (slums)
.Constructs Social Activity (where you live can affect job opportunities)
.Means of Resistance

15

What is Neoliberalism? (Harvey 2005)

A theory of political economic practices that human well-being can best be advanced by liberating individual entrepreneurial freedoms and skills

16

When did Neoliberalism strongly emerge?

1980's

17

Which political powerhouses helped lead Neoliberalism to the front of Politics?

Reagan and Thatcher

18

What happened to the UK economy when Thatcher was elected?

Higher overall GDP

19

What did thatcher cause in terms of inequality after she was elected?

High rise of inequality

20

What is the Marxist criticism of Neoliberalism?

Increased concentration of wealth to rich at the expense of the poor

21

What is Neoliberalism often mistaken for?

Globalisation

22

What does globalisation create?

Further inequality

23

What can globalism be seen as a threat to?

A threat to Democracy

24

Who are the two main figures of Apolitical politics?

Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen

25

What are the 3 alternatives to Neoliberalism?

Revolution
Reformation
Retreat

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What is Revolution (in terms of NeoLib)

Mass overhaul of political/economic systems (usually communism)

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What is Retreat (in terms of NeoLib)

Movement to a different form of society (interdependence)

28

What is Reform (in terms of NeoLib)

Move to a different idea or ideology (Corbyn For the many not the few)

29

According to Marxist approaches what is power?

Finite, Limited, Oppressive

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How is power controlled according to marxist views

Class based