Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsgeographie und Tourismusforschung
Eingang VI der Technischen Universität
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im Wintersemester 2013/14 (ab 14.10.):
Do 16-18 Uhr
Am 2. Januar 2014 findet keine Sprechstunde statt.
MA GEOGRAPHY AND SUSTAINABILITY
MA EMPIRICAL SOCIAL SCIENCE METHODS AND ASSESSMENT
HS RESEARCH, PATENTS AND INNOVATION
This course considerrs the literature on innovation, research and development, and patent management: what is the current state of the art in tese fields? The three areas of interest are interrelated and often combined in thinking and research with the concept of the knowledge based economy or industrial clusters. In this context the crucial questions are how can we know the meaning, causes and value of research, innovation and patent activity?
MA APPLIED QUALITATIVE METHODS
Born in New Zealand, I gained my PhD from the University of Toronto and worked at The University of Auckland before moving to the LMU-Munich. I am currently an LMU Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center, LMU-Munich, where I am on the Board of Doctoral Studies. I am also an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Environment, The University of Auckland, and a member of the Editorial Borad of The Journal of Historical Geography. In addition I am a member of the Research Alliance "For Change" of the Bavarian Ministry of Science, Culture and the Arts, and a member of LMU-Munich working groups on "Globalisation and the Arts" and "Urbane Ethik."
ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY AND SUSTAINABILITY -- I am an economic geographer with research interests in the experience of industrialisation, urbanisation, environmental transformation and globalisation. Within this broad sweep of interests my research is increasingly focused on sustainability issues, but specifically through the following entry points:
Resources and Sustainability -- I research the relationships between resources, governance, markets and environments with sustainability as a driving concern. As solutions to chronic environmental problems are sought by some in the formation of markets organized along neoliberal lines, it is timely to research aspects of resources (use, demand, pricing, markets) and their effects on environments, the environmental implications of trade, and the implications of the cultures of markets for environments. Recent activity under this theme has included:
- In 2012 I held a workshop 'Trading Environments: Commercial Knowledge and Environmental Transformations' in conjunction with the Rachel Carson Center, LMU. The conference, 1-3 August 2012 featured 14 participants and considered dynamic interrelations between commodities and environments, cultures of markets, and disconnevts between first and second nature.
- In June 2013, I began a project with Amra Bobar 'Holzzukunft oder Holzweg?' which examines the prospects for and the barriers to cascade use of wood in Bavaria. The project is part of the Bavarian Research Alliance 'Fit for Change.'
- In July 2013 I held a conference 'In the Wake of ITQ: Fisheries and the New Managerialism' at the LMU, partly sponsored by the LMU.Fifteeen international scholars discussed fisheries management and policy.
News Geographies – How are geographical imaginaries and narratives used in the news? My research into this this general question has focused on the ways distant catastrophic earthquakes have been reported in North American newspapers, and involves an ongoing project in association with the Rachel Carson Center at the LMU-Munich. I have also been publishing on the geographic work done in coverage of financial crises. Research in the Reuters archives led to a publication addressing London’s status as a global city in the late nineteenth century. I am involved in a project with Prof. Schmude and Marion Karl on (in)security and tourism, to which I will contribute analysis of media coverage of insecurity issues. I plan to extend my research into news geographies with attention to:
(1) analysis of the ways in which "sustainability" is used in the media, and
(2) news coverage of the arts, and, particularly, the ways in which creative industries and spaces of exhibition are mediated. This last theme is one I am developing in association with the research group Global Theatre History at the LMU.
Winder, G.M., The American Reaper: Harvesting Networks and Technology, 1830-1910. Farnham, Surrey UK and Burlington, Vermont, USA: Ashgate, 2012.
REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES
Winder, G.M., Imagining Geography and Citizenship in the Networked Newspaper: La Nacion Reports the Assassination at Sarajevo, 1914. Historical Social Research/Historische Sozialforschung, special issue: Global Communication: Telecommunication and Global Flows of Information in the Late 19th and Early Twentieth Century, 35(1) (2010): 140-166.
Winder, G.M., London’s Global Reach? Reuters News and Network 1865, 1881, and 1914. Journal of World History 21(2) (2010): 271-296.
Winder, G.M., Grassland Revolutions: Disaggregating a National Story. New Zealand Geographer 65 (2009): 187-2009.
Winder, G.M., A Trans-national Machine on the World Stage: Representing McCormick’s Reaper Through World Fairs, 1851-1902. Journal of Historical Geography 33 (2007): 352-376.
Winder, G.M., Webs of Enterprise 1850-1914: Applying a Broad Definition of FDI, Annals of the Association of American Geographers 96 (4) (2006): 788-806.
Winder, G.M., Building Trust and Managing Business over Distance: A Geography of Reaper Manufacturer D.S. Morgan’s Correspondence, 1867. Economic Geography 77(2) April (2001): 95-121.
Chapters in Books
Winder, G.M., The Los Angeles Times Reports Japanese Earthquakes, 1923-1995. In C. Mauch and S. Mayer (eds.), American Environments: Climate-Cultures-Catastrophe. Heidelber: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2012: 133-158.
Winder, G.M., Mediating Foreign Disasters: The Los Angeles Times and International Relief, 1891-1914. In A. Janku, G.J. Schenk, and F. Mauelshagen (eds.), Historical Disasters in Context: Science, Religion, and Politics. Abingdon, Oxford, UK and New York, Routledge, 2012: 195-226.
Dürr, E., and Winder, G.M., Naturerfahrungen und Identitätskonstruktionen in Aotearoa Neuseeland. In T. Kirchhoff, V. Vicenzotti, and A. Voight (Hg.), Sehnsucht nach Natur: Über den Drang nach draußen in der heutigen Freizeitkultur. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2012: 203-222.
Telecommunications Technology and News of Disaster: Earthquake Reporting in The Los Angeles Times, 1917-1939. In M. Hampf and S. Müller-Pohl eds., Global Communications. Frankfurt and New York: Campus, forthcoming 2013.
Dr. Eugene Rees, 'In what sense a fisheries problem? Negotiating sustainable growth in New Zealand fisheries.`The University of Auckland (2005).
Dr. Brett Christophers, 'Envisioning media power: On capital and geographies of television.' The University of Auckland (2008).
Amra Bobar, 'Holzzukunft oder Holzweg?Chancen, Barrieren und Kompromisse einer veränderten Nutzung von Holz als Beitrag zur gessellschaftlichen Transformation.' LMU-Munich.
GW October 2013.
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