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Defending Washington Heights

In A Sense of Place, 11. A Cosmopolitan Sense of Place by LeslieLeave a Comment

Gentrification has been affecting many minority communities for some time now. Many white people go to black and Hispanic communities looking for cheaper rent and whine up kicking many Hispanics and black people out of their homes and begin gentrifying the area. The local stores start turning from authentic Mexican restaurants and fried chicken spots to Froyo and Starbucks. Rent …

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The Void

In A Sense of Place, 11. A Cosmopolitan Sense of Place by Tori3 Comments

While my southern roots have always inspired me to believe in a strong sense of “hearthiness”, during my later years I’ve admittedly struggled with how to keep a foot in both the “cosmos” and the “hearth”. I love my home, no doubt about it, but my relationship with North Carolina has been tainted by various traumas and the downright sourly …

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Disrupting the maps! Space as multiple

In A Sense of Place, 11. A Cosmopolitan Sense of Place by JonathanLeave a Comment

While we are dealing with perhaps the extent to which space can be “annihilated,” it is important to recognize that maps and charts which claim to represent space are, at their room, artifacts from an imperial era, texts which have been carried over and ultimate represent an imperial hegemony. That said, however, this does not mean that they are fundamentally …

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Why not both?

In A Sense of Place, 11. A Cosmopolitan Sense of Place by Falynn2 Comments

Moving to a massive metropolis is no easy task, especially at 18 years old. I remember the excitement I felt about spending the next four years in college and getting to explore more of NYC. I had high expectations of being best friends with the people on my floor, spending each weekend visiting museums and restaurants, and going out often. I …

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An Evolving Cosmopolitan

In A Sense of Place, 11. A Cosmopolitan Sense of Place by Rex1 Comment

In as large of a country like the United States, both cosmos and heath sense of places tend to migrate to regional locations who advocate a stronger attachment to a particular view. Unfortunately, opposing views on a sense of place tend to segregate populations clustering people into groups of similar social and political views. The cosmos sense of place—abstract, rational, …