GEOG 151

Cities and Social Difference

Description: (Formerly numbered 141.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours (when scheduled). Geographical perspective on part of globe commonly called Third World (global South). How development has shaped livelihood possibilities and practices, by global processes stretching back centuries, and transformative possibilities of Third World agency. World societies seek to transform Third World into their own image through theories and practices of colonialism, development, and globalization. Study of those theories and Third World alternatives to examine how they have shaped livelihood possibilities. Social differences between stagnant livelihood possibilities for Third World majority and minorities that prosper massively, as well as geographical differences (culturally, environmentally, and socially) across Third World. Examination of possibilities of Third World agency, ranging from interstate collaboration to village activism, asking whether such agency and alternative imaginaries can enable Third World residents to break with First World developmentalism. P/NP or letter grading.

Units: 4.0
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