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Cultural Geography: A Critical Introduction

ISBN: 978-1-55786-892-3
352 pages
June 2000, ©2000, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book provides a critical evaluation of the transformation of cultural geography which has occurred over the past two decades. Cultural Geography explains cultural change in different geographical settings, from the politics of everyday life to the production and consumption of landscapes, to the politics of sexuality, gender, race, and nationality.

  • Analyses recent transformations in cultural geographic theory, whilst salvaging the most valuable aspects of older traditions.
  • Encourages debate over the ideology of culture, the production of value and the role of cultural struggle in reproducing social life.
  • Illustrates cultural geographic theory using examples of contemporary "culture wars".
  • Adopts an approach which is both accessible and meaningful to the advanced student, by relating difficult concepts to contemporary issues.
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List of Figures.

Acknowledgments.

A Critical Introduction.

Part I: The Politics of Culture:.

Part II: The Political Landscape:.

Part III: Cultural Politics:.

Conclusion: Cultural Rights, Cultural Justice, Cultural Geography.

Bibliography.

Index

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Don Mitchell is Associate Professor of Geography at Syracuse University. He has previously taught at the University of Colorado, has been North American Editor of the journal Ecumene and is on the editorial board of Antipode. In 1998 he was named as a MacArthur Fellow. He is the author of The Lie of the Land: Migrant Workers and the California Landscape (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press) as well as numerous journal articles.
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  • Analyses recent transformations in cultural geographic theory, whilst salvaging the most valuable aspects of older traditions.
  • Encourages debate over the ideology of culture, the production of value and the role of cultural struggle in reproducing social life.
  • Illustrates cultural geographic theory using examples of contemporary "culture wars".
  • Adopts an approach which is both accessible and meaningful to the advanced student, by relating difficult concepts to contemporary issues.
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"Mitchell has written a significant and provocative book that deserves and rewards serious scrutiny." ANNALS of the Association of American Geographers <!--end-->

" It is an important and timely book, emerging as cultural geography is being reassessed more than a decade after Peter Jackson's agenda [for the topic]...Overall this is a textbook providing a highyl readable introduction to a social/cultural geography for Undergraduates, very well illustrated with case study material. Mitchell's provocative style is refreshing ensuring students are forced to engage with his arguments and discuss them"

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