Political Spaces

Professor Rachel Silvey

FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION

Professor: Rachel Silvey
Subject: Geography
Course Code: GGR198H1F
Time: Tuesday 14:00 – 16:00

Is space political? In what ways? What are the implications of thinking about politics geographically? How do political conflicts both invoke and transform space and place? What kinds of alternative political relationships to space and alternative mappings can we imagine? This course will attempt to answer those questions while exploring a wide range of possible contexts in which political spaces are evident. These may include: conflicts over the intimate spaces of the body, identity, and the home; the racialization and gendering of space; the politics of cities and urbanization; the boundaries of public and private space; struggles over land, property, resources and ‘nature’; the political geographies of labour, citizenship and migration; globalization of economic markets and alternative economic political and social cartographies; borders, geopolitics, and the territorial politics of empire; and the geographic projects of colonialism, post-coloniality, modernity, and modernization.

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Pre-requisites:

none

Co-requisites:

none

Exclusions:

none

Recommended Preparation:

none

Breadth designation:

Society and its Institutions (3)

CR/NCR:

Not eligible for CR/NCR option

Restrictions:

Restricted to first-year students

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“Munk School Meets: Rachel Silvey”

Get to know FYF instructor Rachel Silvey’s passions, motivations and next steps in this interview with the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy.

28 Jan 2018 | Munk School

“Q&A with Rachel Silvey: Feminist Geographer”

In this interview, Professor Rachel Silvey reflects upon formative experiences in her academic journey and the importance of geographical inquiry through a gender lens.

21 Aug 2016 | Global Migration Research Institute