GY207 Half Unit
Economy, Society and Place
This information is for the 2019/20 session.
Dr Alan Mace STC315a
This course is available on the BA in Geography, BSc in Economic History and Geography, BSc in Environment and Development, BSc in Environmental Policy with Economics and BSc in Geography with Economics. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.
This course examines the inter-relatedness of economy and society and how these impact places where people live and work. We start by looking at theories that challenge market based explanations of how places are shaped. We pay particular attention to housing choices and how these might confer social advantage or disadvantage. After this we use a series of place-based typologies and phenomenon to expand on the theory. Examples might include but are not limited to; suburbanisation, rural second homes and gentrification. We close by considering how changes in governance impact particular communities and places.
9 hours of lectures and 9 hours of classes in the LT.
Students on this course will have a reading week in Week 6.
The formative work will be an essay plan that directly prepares students for the summative work.
- Bourdieu, P. (2005) ‘Habitus’. In Jean Hillier and Emma Rooksby (eds) Habitus: a sense of place. 43-5.
- Mace, A. (2017), Spatial capital as a tool for planning practice. Planning Theory 16(2) 119-132.
- Peck, J. (2011). Neoliberal Suburbanism: Frontier Space. Urban Geography, 32(6), 884–919.
- Savage, M. The Lost Urban Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu (chapter 45). In Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson (eds) The new Blackwell companion to the city. 511-520.
Essay (100%, 3000 words) in the ST.
Department: Geography & Environment
Total students 2018/19: 45
Average class size 2018/19: 15
Capped 2018/19: No
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills