A number of students were confused or had questions about defining place in terms of "locale," in particular, but also distinguishing that definition from "location." A similar set of questions was about how "sense of place" fits into these expressions.
First, during the in-class observation of "where you are right now," what are examples of observations you made related to each expression of place (location, locale and sense of place)? How did you distinguish each category? (And, remember, you can always review slides from class via the Calendar).
Second, see this Guardian article on research about racial and ethnic diversity in urban neighborhoods. How would you break this research down in terms of:
- Sense of place?
- How does the key concept of "passive tolerance," in particular, show how location, locale and sense of place are distinct but related?