Perception of places - Coggle Diagram
Perception of places
Judaism - Capital of the united kingdom of the 12 tribes of Israel.
Christianity - The site of Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection
One particular region which has come to represent Christianity, Islam and Judaism is Jerusalem
Islam - The site of Muhammad's 'night journey'
Locations have been given meaning through buildings, such as Stonehenge, c. 5000 years ago, or paintings, such as the cave paintings in Lascaux, France, c. 17,000 years ago.
Many religious places, most famously Lourdes, France, are associated with healing, peace and refuge
People give locations spiritual meaning, for example, Uluru in Australia has been seen as sacred to the Aboriginal people for millennia
Places may be perceived differently as people age
For example, a 5-year-old may perceive a playground differently to a teenager, or an adult
Perceptions change as people move through their
As a young person leaves home, they are often on a limited budget, and may gravitate towards their university, or city centres, within easy reach of potential work, clubs and bars
As the same person starts a family, however, they may move away from city centres to raise their children in the suburbs where it may be a bit quieter
Then, after retirement, they may move back towards the cities for ease of access to shops, or into quieter suburbs as priorities change
At work, people who are employees would have different perceptions to those who are employers
Roles can influence perceptions of a place, and how we behave there at any one time
Other roles performed by students could be members of bands, plays or sports teams
Most people act very different when with their friends, than with their parents or grandparents
At Sixth Form, we are mainly students, and our perception of school as a place of learning would be different from a teacher's perception of school as a place of work
Roles change throughout people's lives.
While the idea of strength in numbers is mainly seen due to ethnicity, it is also starting to be seen as a sexuality-oriented idea
The 'pink pound' is also a reason for differing views, as places which are 'gay-friendly' can be very good for the economy
Many of these places contain bars, clubs and restaurants which are 'gay-friendly', e.g. The Castro District, San Francisco, the 'Gay Village' in Manchester, or Brighton
As acceptance of LGBTQ+ groups spreads, some places acquire meaning as places where these groups tend to gather
Similarly, places may seem safer to men than to women, as their perceptions are slightly different
A stereotypical household would have the woman in the home, and the man going out to work in factories, or go to the races for example.
In the past, lots of places could easily have been defined as 'male' or 'female'