A Companion to Cultural Geography (Blackwell Companions to by James Duncan, Nuala Johnson, Richard Schein PDF

By James Duncan, Nuala Johnson, Richard Schein

ISBN-10: 0631230505

ISBN-13: 9780631230502

A spouse to Cultural Geography brings jointly unique contributions from forty individual overseas students to supply a serious evaluate of this dynamic and influential box of research.
The quantity begins by way of charting the main major alterations in cultural geography within the 20th century earlier than happening to introduce the critical methods animating paintings within the box at the present time. those theoretical methods are then grounded in a sequence of essays at the significant thematic components to which cultural geographers have contributed ---nature, identification, panorama, colonialism, and post-colonialism.
The better half can be a helpful source not only for geographers but in addition for these operating in allied fields who search a transparent knowing of the contribution that geography is making to cross-disciplinary debates.

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F. 2001: Doing fieldwork: editors’ introduction. Geographical Review 91, iv–viii. Duncan, J. S. 1980: The superorganic in American cultural geography. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 70(2), 181–98. Duncan, J. S. 1990: The City as Text: The Politics of Landscape Interpretation in the Kandyan Kingdom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Duncan, J. S. 1993: On “the reinvention of cultural geography” by Price and Lewis, commentary. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 83(3), 517–19.

5 Cultural studies is committed to a moral evaluation of modern society and a radical line of political action. The tradition of cultural studies is not one of value-free scholarship but one committed to social reconstruction by critical political involvement. Thus cultural studies aims to understand and change the structures of dominance everywhere but in industrialist capitalist societies in particular. These tenets are not unassailable. They are one attempt to characterize a broad and at times disparate interdisciplinary movement that also plays out differentially in different geographical contexts.

Duncan, J. S. 1980: The superorganic in American cultural geography. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 70(2), 181–98. Duncan, J. S. 1990: The City as Text: The Politics of Landscape Interpretation in the Kandyan Kingdom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Duncan, J. S. 1993: On “the reinvention of cultural geography” by Price and Lewis, commentary. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 83(3), 517–19. Duncan, J. S. 1994: After the civil war: reconstructing cultural geography as heterotopia.

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