GEOG 1000

The Geographic Resource Centre (GRC) located in S403 Ross provides research and study facilities for students.

Marston, Sallie A., Paul L Knox, and Diana M Liverman. World Regions in Global Context: Peoples, Places, and Environments. 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2017. Available in the GRC

September 17

Anthony Reid. 1988. Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce 1450-1680, Volume One:  the Land Below the Winds. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 45-52. Available in the GRC

September 19

Thongchai Winichakul. 1994. Siam Mapped. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 37-51; 62-68; 81-94. Available as e-book through York library.


October 3

(Video) Manufactured Landscapes Available as electronic resource through the York Library.


October 31

Castaneda, E. 2016. What Cities Do Right to Integrate Immigrants, in 4 Charts. CityLab. July 16.


November 5

CBC. 2017. 3 places where you can discover Toronto's Indigenous history. June 21.

Circles for Reconciliation. 2016. The Pass System.

De Leeuw, S. 2017 Soft Shouldered. Where It Hurts, pp. 7-11, Vancouver: Newest Press. Available on Moodle with permission of the author.


November 7

Bernauer, W. 2015. Nunavut is Still a Colony: We Should Act in Solidarity to End Its Deprivation. Canadian Dimension, 49(1), February 28


November 13-15

Florida, R. 2016. Geographic Inequality is Swallowing the Recovery. May 23.

Hennessy, T. 2017. 7 Things the Census Teaches Us About Income Inequality. Behind The Numbers. September 13.

Inequality Org. 2016. Income inequality

Reich, R. B. 2014. How to Shrink InequalityThe Nation. May 26. 

November 19

O’Hagan, M. 2014 Post-Katrina: Will New Orleans still be New Orleans? Equal Voice News, April 10, 2014.

Uberti, D. 2015 Ten years after the storm: Has New Orleans learned the lessons of Katrina? Guardian, July 27, 2015

The Data Center. 2015 Inclusion. The New Orleans Index at Ten. pp. 29, 38-39.

November 28

Lee, T. 2016. Brexit: the 7 most important arguments for Britain to leave the EU. Vox, June 25.

Price, M. 2014. How the European Union Works.

CGP Grey T-Shirts. 2013. Where is the European Union? (video, 6 min.)

December 3

European Commission. 2010. Why Socio-Economic Inequalities Increase? Pp. 7-18.

Pickett, K. 2014. Reducing inequality: An essential step for development and wellbeing, Journal for a Progressive Economy, January 24, 2014

January 7

Kirby, P. 2014. Russia’s gas fight with Ukraine, BBC News, October 31, 2014.

Umbach, F. 2015. Russian-Ukrainian-EU gas conflict: who stands to lose most? NATO Review.


January 9

European Council on Foreign Affairs. n.d. The Future of Schengen.

Paradijs, D. 2016. Will Europe’s bloody summer change migration policy? European Council on Foreign Relations. August 4.

Prestian, S. 2018. Libya: where thugs are funded by Europe to mistreat migrants. Migreurop Brief, No. 7, May.


January 23

Jonathan Watts. 2014. Brazil's Landless Workers Movement renews protest on 30th anniversary, The Guardian, 13 February 2014.


January 30

Stephanie Nolan. 2015.  Brazil’s Colour Bind. Globe and Mail, July 31, 2015.


February 6

Naylor, Lindsay. 2017. Reframing autonomy in political geography: A feminist geopolitics of autonomous resistance. Political Geography 58: 24-35.

[Recommended Reading] Partlow, Joshua and Michael Robinson Chavez. 2017. In Mexico, the Price of America’s Hunger for Heroin. The Washington Post. May 30, 2017.


February 11

Imai, Shin, Leah Gardner and Sarah Weinberger. 2017. The ‘Canada Brand’: Violence and Canadian Mining companies in Latin America. Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper. No.17/2017. 132 pp.*Note: Students are required to read pp.4-22.

[Recommended Reading] Hylton, Annie. 2017. Is Canada to Blame for Human Rights Abuses in Guatemala? The Walrus, June 30, 2017.


February 13

Rutabingwa, Viviane. 2017. Macron Got a Lot Wrong About Africa… But Made One Good Point. National Public Radio [NPR], July 11, 2017.

[Recommended video] Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. 2009. The Danger of a Single Story. TED.


February 25 

Olusoga, David. 2017. Germany comes to terms with its forgotten Namibian death camps. The Guardian, January 15 2017.

[Recommended video] Al Jazeera. 2010. The Scramble for Africa.


February 27

[Recommended Reading] Desmond Tutu. 1984. Desmond Tutu's Nobel Lecture upon Winning the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize.

 March 4/6

Vidal, John. 2014. Botswana bushmen: 'If you deny us the right to hunt, you are killing us'. The Guardian, April 18, 2014.

Mkwesha, Faith. 2018. Why were we not outraged? #ProtectBlackGirlsToo. Ruskeat Tytöt (Brown Girls), May 18, 2018.

March 13

Serino, Kenichi. 2015. The human victims in the fight over rhino poaching in Africa. Al Jazeera, January 7, 2015.


March 18  

Bräutigam, Deborah. 2018. U.S. politicians get China in Africa all wrong. The Washington Post, April 12, 2018.

[Recommended: read overview & take the tour] Jacopo Ottaviani. 2014. Interactive: China's African spending spree, Al Jazeera English, March 21, 2014.


March 25

[Recommended reading: Dabashi, Hamid. 2018. Edward Said’s Orientalism: Forty years later. Al Jazeera English, May 3, 2018.

March 27

Gillis, Justin. 2017. Climate change is complex. We’ve got answers to your questions. The New York Times.

April 1

Ashraf, Samir and Renata Bolotova. 2018. Water Cooperation – Necessary and Challenging: Q&A with Danilo Türk and Sundeep Waslekar. The Global Observatory (International Peace Institute). April 6, 2018.

[Recommended reading, especially images and graphs] Scott, Katy. 2018. Can the Middle East solve its water problem? CNN. July 11, 2018.

April 3

Curtis, Kimberley. 2017. ‘Climate refugees,’ Explained. UN Dispatch. April 24, 2017.