MGEO-4200 Space and Society
This seminar will discuss how the different disciplines of the social sciences approach the conception of spatial phenomena. It seeks to understand and explain the overlapping of spatial elements with social and historical processes and to reflect on the cultural conditions that mold those processes. To do that, we will consider the relationship between the cosmological and linguistic structure of a culture and its notions about space. The seminar also studies changes in the approach to spatial problems and their relationship to transformations of society as a whole. Lastly, the course will explore the coordination between the structures of perception and representation of space in a society and the power relations that these structures reflect and inculcate.
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