Flashcards in Introduction Deck (34)
According to Johnston 2000 what is social geography?
“the study of social relations and the spatial structures that underpin those relations”
Who thinks that social geography combines the disciplines of many geographical sub disciplines?
What are the 3 main approaches to social geography?
Who were the main anarchist father figures of Ecological Social Geography?
Peter Kroptkin and Elisee Reclus
Which geographical school was at the forefront of Social Ecological geography?
Which approach to social geography is based on marxist theories?
What does Socio Economic Geography show a concern for?
What is the focus of the book Social Justice and the City by David Harvey?
Housing Segregation with an Urban Focus
What did the social turn of Social Geography lead to?
Many social groups represented e.g women and disabled
(Addition of Social Voices)
What is a Society?
A community of people that share an identity shaped by the environment, interests and experiences
What does society denote?
Has relations with others
What did Latour (2005) say about societies?
They might contain things that are not human
Why is Social relations linked to power?
People can dominate, control and resist power
What 3 things connect society and space?
.Reflects Social Activity (slums)
.Constructs Social Activity (where you live can affect job opportunities)
.Means of Resistance
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
When did Neoliberalism strongly emerge?
Which political powerhouses helped lead Neoliberalism to the front of Politics?
Reagan and Thatcher
What happened to the UK economy when Thatcher was elected?
Higher overall GDP
What did thatcher cause in terms of inequality after she was elected?
High rise of inequality
What is the Marxist criticism of Neoliberalism?
Increased concentration of wealth to rich at the expense of the poor
What is Neoliberalism often mistaken for?
What does globalisation create?
What can globalism be seen as a threat to?
A threat to Democracy
Who are the two main figures of Apolitical politics?
Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen
What are the 3 alternatives to Neoliberalism?
What is Revolution (in terms of NeoLib)
Mass overhaul of political/economic systems (usually communism)
What is Retreat (in terms of NeoLib)
Movement to a different form of society (interdependence)
What is Reform (in terms of NeoLib)
Move to a different idea or ideology (Corbyn For the many not the few)
According to Marxist approaches what is power?
Finite, Limited, Oppressive