Glossary of Geo Midterm - Gwen 2
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- Social construction
- idea that is created from society, culture, economic drivers, historical narratives, but not necessarily true
- Disaster capitalism
- natural disasters fuel economic productivity, particularly by wealthy nations in developing countries (Haiti); Naomi Klein discusses this in Shock Doctrine
- Heritage Foundation
- conservative think tank.
- Discursive formation
- the way in which systems of statements fit together and create one another; ex: welfare comparable to stray animals (sexualized, animalized, illegitimized).
- Discursive practices
- knowledge arises from all manners of social practices; how you use your knowledge to your advantage (power).
- Discursive strategies
- idealization, failure to recognize difference, formation of stereotypes, imposition of Western norms.
- rapid growth pf urban population, creating slums.
- World Social Forum
- group to discuss alternatives to neoliberalism; supports indigenous consciousness and integration into policy; supports demise of Free Trade as encouraged by US
- PAM study
- 2004 study on the levees in New Orleans that predicted a catastrophic event.
- spatial and temporal shortening of communication; integration of international economies through FDI, import/export, technologies.
- progress in infrastructure, education, economy; influenced by neighboring nations, international powers; big D versus little d development (3rd versus 1st world).
- Adaptive capacity
- the ability of a system to change if the environment is changing.
- The West and the rest
- ethnocentrism and lack of understanding of any other cultures; West=developed, industrialized, secular, discursive; history has embedded ideas, current historical moment holds discourses that are not innocent.
- Narratives of calamity in a technocratic age
- news media, big apparatus dedicated to helping people avoid facing inevitability of disaster.
- Creeping normalcy (Alex de Waal)
- changes can be more socially accepted if introduced slowly and incrementally over time.
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