Chapter 4 – MOVEMENT and
DRAFT webtext by G. Atwood, 2012, modified 2014
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LINK to printable version… it differs a bit from this web-posted version.
1. Movement links to LOCATION... movement from… through… to.
2. Movement links to INTERACTION... movement results from and causes change.
3. Movement's mechanisms include (a) diffusion or (b) migration streams, or (c) both.
4. Movement's (of whatever... water, money, language, etc) direction and distance are influenced by push and pull factors.
5. Movement can be modeled and studied with modern geographic tools... GIS can model desire lines; diffusion patterns.
7. Locations of
FIRST some EVIDENCE. Examine these images in the context of MOVEMENT
SLTribune-y110125-FollowTheLeg http://le.utah.gov and... from bill to law... evaluate the movement summarized on this page... wish there were a chart or "map": http://le.utah.gov/documents/aboutthelegislature/billtolaw.htm
Quotation for this chapter:
Put your shoulder to the wheel…
Hmmm I need a nifty quotation here
MovemenT… push factors - The Great Migration (In the Warmth of Other Suns, by Isable Wilkerson... migration of 6 million black Americans from the South 1890-1960)
Movement… Think personal... why do you live where you live?
NOTE: I suggest you Bookmark or download Utah's OFFICIAL HIGHWAY MAP
Topics… Questions to Ponder –
Can you have movement without location?
How do movement and migration differ?
What is movement? Why is movement fundamentally spatial? What can move? What about goods, culture, food, attorneys, people, disease, migrations, mix of taxes, invasive species, hospitals. What can’t move?
Movement in geography implies: to and from LOCATIONS and PLACES. The theme includes transportation, migrations, water systems and communications such as the World Wide Web. Note how themes of geography intersect: movement is in the context of physical and human geographies; ... and regions.
Would you have chosen “movement / migration” in your top 10 themes of geography? In your top five?
Overarching Goal of the Chapter:
DEEPER UNDERSTANDING of connections between interaction (Chapter 3) and movement (Chapter 4) with respect to geography, specifically, what causes movements withing and outside Utah. What correlates and what causes the interactions.
By the end of this chapter… you should:
· Be able to define movement / migration as a “theme” of geography
· Be able to define what is meant by push and pull factors of migration.
· Be able to ompare and contrast (a) migration streams from (b) movement via dispersion and give examples.
· Be able to describe using spatial terminology a “movement” phenomenon, aka migration phenomenon and analyze geographic factors. Examples include (I need good images):
“snowbird” migrations FROM
migrations TO and FROM Great Salt Lake to
· Be able to observe evidence of
migration / movement patterns (for example, interstate highways versus Pony
Express routes across
· Be able to present observations and pose hypotheses of why some areas of Utah have transportation grids and others do not… using terms such as “push” “pull” “barriers” and “desire lines”.
MOVEMENT / MIGRATION is the fourth of the “five themes of geography” the others being (1) location, (2) place, (3) interaction, and (5) region. Because movement takes place in space, it is fundamentally spatial, fundamentally a theme of geography.
Terms to understand with respect to MOVEMENT
Understand these terms (a) because they indicate mastery of content, and (b) for the mid-term (use your own words) or on quizzes. Migration and Movement are "old" terms... LINKS to Opdyke, Mark My Words
MOVEMENT / MIGRATION
Push – pull of immigration
Barriers to movement
Desire lines for movement
Metabolism of a city (or state)
Coaching #1 for students of UofU
The 15 Themes of Geography of Uath; and
Revisit EVIDENCE /
OBSERVATIONS … within
LOCATION and MOVEMENT:
and MOVEMENT: This is the
INTERACTION and MOVEMENT: Onton SLValleyInversion
MOVEMENT and the BIOSPHERE: Phalarope migration... Great Salt Lake as flyway
MOVEMENT and SOCIOLOGY – Source of UofU Frosh
MOVEMENT and DEMOGRAPHICS- Utah Highway Map; Western Futures, projections of growh of West
Concept #1 and #2: Movement… from… through… to AND… Movement results from and causes change.
INTERACTIONS, if you recall, were within and beyond. MOVEMENT is caused by INTERACTIONS and, in turn, causes change, again... INTERACTIONS.
DEMOGRAHICS: the census, tracks movements of peoples to and from states and publishes the net balance of gains and losses.
SOCIOLOGY: Goods and services also can be tracked. Sustainability research examines movements of goods, and energy into, through, and out from communities.
The “metabolism” of a city: what it "feeds" on and its waste produces.
Inflow includes movements of energy, water, food, other resources
Outgo includes emissions, pollutants, sewage, solid waste, liquid waste, and gaseous waste.
would contribute to an understanding of
geographers track movement: my research on
Concept #3. Movement has direction and distance. Migration mechanisms include (a) diffusion, and (b) migration streams.
Thought questions: How does movement happen… of disease, of ideas, of automobiles? There are two primary types of migration mechanisms, and they can occur simultaneously. They interest geographers because they are spatial, and they can be modeled. Some geographers who model using GIS get jobs modeling movements.
Two types of movements:
Concept: DIFFUSION vs. MIGRATION STREAMS a.k.a. MIGRATION FLOWS...
Generally … both although one dominates.
(a) Diffusion – expansion – distance and time – Perhaps the easiest image for diffusion is chemical diffusion of two liquids. OhioU-BioSci-Diffusion;
“gravity model” as in
(b) Migration streams - relocation. -- Migration flows
In contrast to diffusion, migration streams follow
distingtive patha. Example: WSU/BYU/Greer,
Atlas of Utah, p 90 Colonization of
Key to decades: red = 1847-56; orange = 1857-66; yellow = 1867-76; lime green = 1877-96; and green = post 1897.
Challenge: describe geographic patterns; examine "your county" or any other county without trying to explain the changes… just use geographic terms.
Concept: Rates of occupation, due to movement of something "foreign" into a place are usually an “S” curve … first a few, then lots and lots more, then, when near saturated, just a few. Example: spread of cheat grass until it is a monoculture of western range lands. (need a display of graph... you'll have to imagine it)
Thought questions: Why move? What causes movement?
Consider the forces that work… physical geography and human geography??
Physical systems: In Chapter 3, Interactions and Utah Geography, a case example was winter inversions. Pressure caused movement and lack of it. Uneven distribution of mass, heat, energy are drivers of movement in physical systems.
Are there similar push / pull factors in cultural / human geography? Of course and those factors generally are geographic, meaning they have spatial distribution.
Forces that encourage migration are usually geographic because social and behavioral issues have setting and setting in the LOCATION and PLACE:
Anthro; Demog; Econ; PoliSci, , Soc
The geographer / philosopher YiFu Tuan, would argue that, just as humans have a sense of place, so we have a craving, a pull, for Escapism.
Concepts... why migrating... push or pull?... pushed from mid-west (Missouri, Illinois) and "pulled" by attractions appreciated by Brigham Young ... water, safety, landownership, federal protection, distance.
Push and Pull affect who migrates as well as where they migrate.
Cultural migrations: expansion of LDS religion; who migrated?
Migrations involve selectivity: Age, education, and language - USGS-National Atlas-1979 Language diffusion
Concept of Push:
Forces that discourage migration are often geographic. Barriers… physical and cultural
Forces that encourage migration are often geographic. Attractions… physical and cultural, such as economic for humans, or of food source for biota BIOSPHERE.
geography LINK to
one of these counties is of interest to you and you are unfamiliar with its
history of migrations, take advantage of the Bicentennial Series of Histories
of Utah Counties LINK. Then read from
Concept #5 – Movement… modern geography, GIS and models.
GIS – Geographic Information Systems, the geographer’s tool box makes interactive spatial modeling of movement a reality.
Tom Kontuly: Population geographers study changes in populations… migration patterns. Andrea Brunelle / Phil Dennison: pyro-geograhers study fire… modern, ancient, consequences, movements in real time, movements in longer time.
Mark Finco, formerly UofU geographer prepares map of potential fire diffusion given real time conditions of soil moisture, vegetative fuel, and weather conditions.
Harvey Miller, former UofU computational geographer, studies space-time desire lines for all sorts of purposes, from siting Walmart EXAMPLE to encouraging bicycle paths.
GIS has revolutionized geography of the 20th century… consider taking the GIS suite. GIS spells JOB. One of the obvious strengths of GIS is change detection… and change can be thought of as movement… of mass, energy, goods, services, culture… EXAMPLE - Atwood use of GIS for dissertation... showed what wasn't, as well as what was correlated
What is a model… construction of models are based on assumptions and hypotheses, meaning, predictable relationships among factors.
Concept #6 –
maps track settlement patterns, although with few insights to movements of
Old Spanish Trail (dashed);
From 1820 to 1835 NationalAtlas137 Trappers:
Peter Skene Ogden,
John C. Fremont Great Basin east west and far flung adventures;
Jedediah Smith 1824 included South Pass and across
Great Basin to
to 1850 NationalAtlas138
Why are interstate highways where they are? UDoT-UtahHighwayMapCoarse and UDoT-OfficialUtahHighwayMap... Push and pull factors… push includes physical barriers, pull included physicical attributes; push includes economic disinsentives; pull includes economic incentives.
Concept #7. Location of
PONY EXPRESS ROUTE – Smart: Map
RAILROAD ROUTES – of the late 19th century – LINK to HighCountryNews Evolution of US Rails; LINK to National Park Service on Promontory Point – Wikipedia: intercontinental across US – LINK across Utah – Utah RR UTAH ATLAS p096 -
INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS: LINK to a coarse scale map for your atlas for schools project.
UDoT named highways are shown on: MAP – LINK http://www.udot.utah.gov/main/f?p=100:pg:463703913541348::::V,T:,346
FINAL SECTION OF THIS CHAPTER…
MOVEMENT surrounds you. MOVEMENT matters pervasively to the physical and human geographies of Utah. Change implies movement.
Imagine a midterm question... and let me coach you …
What is so important about MOVEMENT / MIGRATIONS to Utah’s human and physical geographies?
It would not be sufficient to reply to this exam question, simply, that “movement is very important to Utah’s human geography.” That statement would earn a "naive with respect to critical thinking" …
too shallow because (a) all of the five themes of geography are hugely important to both human and physical geographies or they would not be pervasive themes of geography;
not specific and it’s so easy to be specific by … drumroll… (b) thinking like a geographer of Utah… of pairing MOVEMENT with The 15 Words of Utah’s geography.
Note… it still will not earn you even an adequate if you were to say, "movement is essential to Utah’s hydrosphere." However, if you were to write… “Movement is an implied, and essential component of Utah’s hydrosphere as water vapor moves via the atmosphere across Utah, from the west, falls on high terrain, travels into surface and ground water and, in part is diverted for urban water supplies” … that would demonstrate (a) understanding of a few concepts about 3 of The 15 words in the context of Utah geography: migration (from, to, diversion); the hydrosphere (water cycle components of precipitation to surface and ground waters); and demographics (water diversions for cities).
So… Practice thinking like a geographer of Utah… meaning… deliberately run through a mental checklist of possible associations of MOVEMENT, using the 15x15 matrix.
LIST of “The 15 Words”
See movement / migration wherever you go today… how about 50 “movements” to report to yourself as you go to sleep… you’ll sleep well, long before you get to 50 as you become aware of movement of air to and from your lungs, blood transporting… etc etc…
MOVEMENT / MIGRATION is the fourth of five recurrent themes of geography. Movement is inherently spacial.
MOVEMENT / MIGRATION can be within or beyond a location. It can be from, through, and to … places / locations. It results from and causes change.
Ways to observe movement include: awareness of location (to and from); awareness of causal relationships (push and pull factors); awareness of incentives and barriers; and consequences to every one of The 15 Words of Utah geography. And don't lose track of the mission of this web-text... to empower... LINK TO IMAGE OF ... KNOW WHERE YOU ARE... KNOW WHO YOU ARE