HUMN 7042 Space, Place and the Field
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 102295
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Description This unit explores the relevance and application of the 'spatial turn' across social sciences and humanities disciplines. It examines various ways of thinking spatially, theorizing processes that shape urban space, and researching in place. Through concrete engagements with Sydney as a living laboratory it explores how the spatial turn adds to and counters dominant ways of thinking that privilege temporality or deep structure. Space, Place and the Field is analysed at varying scales, including from bodies to species, streets to cities, interpersonal to macro politics, drawing on the wealth of social, cultural, economic and environmental studies of Sydney.
School Social Sciences
Discipline Human Geography
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.
Undergraduate degree in the Social Sciences or equivalent.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Examine and assess current debates about space and place in social analysis
- Define and apply methods for qualitative and quantitative spatial analysis
- Explain and conduct different approaches to field-based data collection.
Key concepts and traditions in geographic thought
Environmental determinism then and now
Cultural ecology then and now
Spatial science: Sydney?fs Social Atlas
Inequality and urban geography
Humanistic geography and phenomenology
Gender and the city
Power, diversity and difference on the street
Materialities and the more than human city
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
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