By James Duncan, Nuala Johnson, Richard Schein
A spouse to Cultural Geography brings jointly unique contributions from forty special foreign students to supply a severe evaluate of this dynamic and influential box of research.
The quantity starts off via charting the main major adjustments in cultural geography within the 20th century prior to occurring to introduce the primary ways animating paintings within the box at the present time. those theoretical ways are then grounded in a chain of essays at the significant thematic parts to which cultural geographers have contributed ---nature, id, panorama, colonialism, and post-colonialism.
The significant other could be a invaluable source not only for geographers but in addition for these operating in allied fields who search a transparent figuring out of the contribution that geography is making to cross-disciplinary debates.
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It can be argued that this marks a turning-point in cultural geography’s explicit (re)engagement with the discipline of Geography (Sauer himself generally withdrew from disciplinary engagement as Geography in the US, at least, underwent its ‘quantitative revolution’); a move that perhaps brought cultural geography from the margins (in the US) or virtual non-existence (elsewhere) more solidly into the main streams of human geography, and took to that cultural geography subsequent concerns for literary theory, an anthropology struggling with a crisis of representation, questions of structure and agency and structuration, feminism, postcolonialism, critical race theory, and so on.
1985: Prospect, perspective and the evolution of the landscape idea. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers NS 10, 45–62. Cosgrove, D. 1993: On “The reinvention of cultural geography” by Price and Lewis, commentary. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 83(3), 15–517. Cosgrove. D. 1996: Ideas and culture: a response to Don Mitchell. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers NS 21, 574–5. Cosgrove, D. E. 2000a: Cultural geography. In R. J. , The Dictionary of Human Geography, 4th ed.
While textual analysis will necessarily continue to be central to such historical work, it is also apparent that texts are being engaged with in ways that bring the performative and material to the fore. The unearthing of meanings embedded within texts is increasingly being sidelined by concerns for recuperating the spatial practices and bodily performances that may be detected within them and which, until recently, have largely been overlooked or dismissed. Such an approach is strongly evident, for example, in recent work on imperial cities.
A Companion to Cultural Geography (Blackwell Companions to Geography) by James Duncan, Nuala Johnson, Richard Schein