This course introduces students to advanced perspectives in cultural geography, focusing in particular on the theorization of space, place and power. The course covers postmodern, poststructuralist and postcolonial geographies, geographies of 'race' and gender, indigenous geographies, geographies of consumption and relational geographies.
By the end of this course, students will:
• have gained a deep understanding of contemporary debates surrounding space, place and power;
• understand the centrality of culture to a geographic understanding of the world;
• have gained an understanding of the importance and influence of postcolonial, postmodern and poststructuralist theory within geography;
• be able to bring relational and anti-essentialist thinking to bear on geographic themes and problems;
• be able to evaluate critically the theoretical value and sophistication of their own and others’ work
Students will be provided with a list of course readings that varies from year to year.
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All GEOG320 Occurrences
Semester Two 2012