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A Companion to Cultural Geography

James Duncan (Editor), Nuala C. Johnson (Editor), Richard H. Schein (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-7565-4
544 pages
October 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to Cultural Geography brings together original contributions from 35 distinguished international scholars to provide a critical overview of this dynamic and influential field of study.
  • Provides accessible overviews of key themes, debates and controversies from a variety of historical and theoretical vantage points
  • Charts significant changes in cultural geography in the twentieth century as well as the principal approaches that currently animate work in the field
  • A valuable resource not just for geographers but also those working in allied fields who wish to get a clear understanding of the contribution geography is making to cross-disciplinary debates
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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors viii

List of Figures and Tables xiii

1 Introduction 1
James S. Duncan, Nuala C. Johnson, and Richard H. Schein

Part I Introducing Cultural Geographies 9

2 Cultural Traditions 11
Richard H. Schein

3 Cultural Turns 24
Heidi Scott

4 A Critique of the Cultural Turn 38
Clive Barnett

Part II Theoretical Intersections 49

5 Historical Materialism and Marxism 51
Don Mitchell

6 Feminisms 66
Joanne Sharp

7 Poststructuralism 79
Deborah P. Dixon and John Paul Jones III

8 Psychoanalytic Approaches 108
Paul Kingsbury

9 Performance and Performativity: A Geography of Unknown Lands 121
Nigel Thrift

Part III Nature/Culture 137

10 Cultures of Science 139
David N. Livingstone

11 Nature and Culture: On the Career of a False Problem 151
Bruce Braun

12 Cultural Ecology 180
Paul Robbins

13 Environmental History 194
Gerry Kearns

14 Ethics and the Human Environment 209
Jonathan M. Smith

Part IV Culture And Identity 221

15 Nationalism 223
John Agnew

16 Critical ‘Race’ Approaches to Cultural Geography 238
Audrey Kobayashi

17 Social Class 250
Nancy Duncan and Stephen Legg

18 Sexuality 265
Richard Phillips

19 The Body 279
Michael Landzelius

20 Consumption 298
James Kneale and Claire Dwyer

21 Public Memory 316
Nuala C. Johnson

Part V Landscapes 329

22 Economic Landscapes 331
Susan Roberts

23 Political Landscapes 347
Karen E. Till

24 Religious Landscapes 365
Lily Kong

25 Landscapes of Home 382
James S. Duncan and David Lambert

26 Landscapes of Childhood and Youth 404
Elizabeth A. Gagen

27 Landscape in Film 420
Robert Shannan Peckham

28 Landscape and Art 430
Stephen Daniels

Part VI Colonial and Postcolonial Geographies 447

29 Imperial Geographies 449
Daniel Clayton

30 Postcolonial Geographies 469
James R. Ryan

31 Diaspora 485
Carl Dahlman

32 Transnationalism 499
Cheryl McEwan

Index 513

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Author Information

James S. Duncan is Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

Nuala C. Johnson is Reader at Queen's University, Belfast.

Richard H. Schein
is Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky.

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The Wiley Advantage

  • An in-depth survey of the dynamic and influential field of cultural geography
  • Brings together original contributions from 35 distinguished international scholars whose work has helped to shape the field
  • Provides accessible overviews of key themes and debates from a variety of historical and theoretical vantage points as well as charting significant changes in cultural geography in the twentieth century
  • Charts significant changes in cultural geography in the twentieth century as well as the principal approaches that currently animate work in the field
  • A valuable resource not just for geographers but also those working in allied fields who wish to get a clear understanding of the contribution geography is making to cross-disciplinary debates
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Reviews

"Finally, a text that brings the major contributions of the ‘new cultural geography’ and its relationship to cultural studies into rich relief. A Companion to Cultural Geography comprises a series of outstanding essays on contemporary cultural geographies of nature, identity, landscape, and power. Each of the essays engages with broader debates in cultural studies and social theory, and with the role of theory, methodology and practice in contemporary human geography. This Companion will be invaluable to students, teachers, and researchers alike."
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"A Companion to Cultural Geography provides excellent company for a range of journeys that cultural geographers may be planning to embark upon... This is a book that academics cultural geographers will want to have on their bookshelves, and on the shelves of their libraries, as a resource for themselves and their senior undergraduate and postgraduate students, because these companions will speed many an academic journey."
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