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Week 3 Class Notes

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Week 3 Class Notes Geo 171

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Lecture notes from week 3 of class
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Mia Notetaker on Monday September 26, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Geo 171 at Syracuse University taught by Todd Rutherford in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 8 views. For similar materials see Human Geography in Geography at Syracuse University.


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Date Created: 09/26/16
Human Geographies Week 3 Notes Thinking Geographically Lesson 3: Regions- Formal- cultural imagery of an area (Ex- Mormon Utah) Functional- the amount of interactions in a region (economic) Regionalism- How different groups have a sense of allegiance/ identity to a specific region ( Ex- Southern US) Landscape- created by people in the course of their development in an area Ordinary or vernacular (barns, houses, etc) vs symbolic (represent values to residents) Sense of place - emotions/memories surfaced due to experiences at a certain place ● Creation of Modern World system - 1450-1900 ● European expansion - imperialism - late 16th century ○ Two above critical in shaping modern world ● Major transition to capitalism & nation states Disruption of Native populations- Native Americans, Africans, etc Atlantic Trade Triangle- Distribution of goods (disease, crops, precious metals, etc exchanged in triangle) Colonies began to be set up: ● Exploration brings upon new views of world geography ● New things documented (people, items, etc) Globalization Lesson 1: Globalization: World economy, 16th century to present. 1970- shift to rescale to modern prices ● Spread & depth ● Emergence of rules & governance ● Increasing interconnections & economic, political, social, and cultural policies Since 1990: ● Trade openness & gender integration ● Geography - re-scaling & re-shaping core & periphery regions ● World economy Driving Factors: ● Development of capitalism (16th century onward) ● Drive to access new markets, materials, etc ● Inherently expansionary system Waves of International Innovation: ● Since Industrial Revolution- waves of advancements ● Every 50 years, advancements increase significantly Critical role of transport & communication tech. 19th-20th century - telegraph/ steamship Late 20th century to 21st - internet / telecommunications Finances: ● 24+ currencies ● Financialization of world economy (deregulation) Global Consumerization: ● Decline in a national brands ● Growth of global products/brands ● Globalization of US pop culture ● Manufacturing focused experts ● China/India as major world exporters ~Linked together by global commodity chains ● Producer driven ● Buyer-retail driven market ● Marketing practices Economic growth faster than employment gains Slowed down in overall economic growth


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