This course aims to explore the reflexive relationship between society and space. As the social organization of society has spatial consequences so, too, does the spatial organization affect our understanding of the relationships between social groups. These relations are negotiated and contested in different spaces at different times. This course critically examines the ways in which social relations, social identities, and social inequalities are produced, their special variations, and the role of space in constructing them. We will explore the geographic dimensions of various facets of identity (such as gender, ethnicity, “race”, class, sexuality and ability) and the theoretical frameworks that geographers use to analyze them.
3 credits first year Geography or 30 UC credits.