GEO112 Section A definitions

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Essentialism
The set of beliefs that distinguish between essential and non-essential phenomena (Gregory et al 2009). Categorising people objectively based on science. Idea that all things can be precisely defined.
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Everyday life
The ordinary, routine and repetitive aspects of social life that tend to be overlooked
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Institutionalism
The varied ways institutions structure social life in time and space. Can regulate discourses.
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Society
The organisation of human beings which forms relations between individuals
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Social Construction
That social context and society construct the reality
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Social exclusion
Where certain members of society are separated from the normal round of living and working within society
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Social reproduction
Creates and holds social relations in place
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Space
Objectively defined, definitely there e.g. location on a map
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Place
Defined by the meaning we attach to it e.g. the practices that take place there
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Social well-being
Degree to which a populations needs and wants are being satisfied
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Povertt
A state of ill-fare where a person cannot function as a capable human being. Can lead to social exclusion. Indicators of poverty are different in different contexts as poverty is relative.
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Discourse
A series of representations where meanings are produced and connected through networks and legitimised
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Habitus
Blane et al (2010) A product of historical relations and structured through cultural understanding. It was once learn but now is natural and affects our every day actions. Each group has different habitus = different norms = excludes others.
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Social inequality
The unequal distribution of resources - can create barriers to class.
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Disability
Can be defined through medical or social model. Social construction. Clone et al (2014) states society is the root cause of disability.
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Social justice
Understand how difference within society matters as it creates disadvantage and then creating fair solutions
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Social norm
The normal exchanges of society. Create exclusion and inequality.
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