The City as Power: Urban Space, Place, and National Identity

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Political Geography Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group, Cultural Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 12:40 PM / 2:20 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Washington 3, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Organizers: Joshua Hagen
Chairs: Joshua Hagen


Geographers and other scholars have long studied the intersections between urban form, function, and identity. Scholars have applied a diverse range of theoretical, methodological, and geographical perspectives to understanding how cities are not just places we live in but also live through. This session examines how cities simultaneously constitute palimpsests and crucibles of power, and as such, cities serve as the spatial nexus for competing political, cultural, and economic ideologies, especially related to national identity and belonging.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Joshua Hagen*, Northern State University, Urban Space, Place, and Architecture in Shaping National Identity and Belonging 20 12:40 PM
Presenter Garth Myers*, Trinity College, Political Geography, Urban Development and National Identity in Tanzania 20 1:00 PM
Presenter Kara Dempsey*, Appalachian State University, A Selective Place for the Nation: Employment of Urban Commemorative Space in Dublin 20 1:20 PM
Presenter Brian Godfrey*, Vassar College, Rebranding Rio: Memory, Place, and Race in “Little Africa” 20 1:40 PM
Presenter Orhon Myadar*, University of Arizona, School of Geography and Development, Ronald Davidson, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, California State University, Northridge, Geopolitics of memory: Remembering the "Comfort Women" 20 2:00 PM

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