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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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Editorial Reviews

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"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."
John Pickles, UNC Chapel Hill

"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."
Cultural Geographies

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Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

List of Figures and Tables.

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

Part I: Introducing Cultural Geographies:.

2. Cultural Traditions (Richard H. Schein).

3. Cultural Turns (Heidi Scott).

4. A Critique of the Cultural Turn (Clive Barnett).

Part II: Theoretical Intersections:.

5. Historical Materialism and Marxism (Don Mitchell).

6. Feminisms (Joanne Sharp).

7. Post-structuralism (Deborah P. Dixon and John Paul Jones III).

8. Psychoanalytical Approaches (Paul Kingsbury).

9. Performativity: A Geography of Unknown Lands (Nigel Thrift).

Part III: Nature/Culture:.

10. Cultures of Science (David N. Livingstone).

11. Nature and Culture: On the Career of a False Problem (Bruce Braun).

12. Cultural Ecology (Paul Robbins).

13. Environmental History (Gerry Kearns).

14. Ethics and the Human Environment (Jonathan M. Smith).

Part IV: Culture and Identity:.

15. Nationalism (John Agnew).

16. Critical ‘Race’ Approaches to Cultural Geography (Audrey Kobayashi).

17. Social Class (Nancy Duncan and Steven Legg).

18. Sexuality (Richard Phillips).

19. The Body (Michael Landzelius).

20. Consumption (Claire Dwyer and James Kneale).

21. Public Memory (Nuala C. Johnson).

Part V: Landscapes.

22.Economic Landscapes (Susan Roberts).

23. Political Landscapes (Karen E. Till).

24. Religion and Landscape (Lilly Kong).

25. Landscapes of Home (James S. Duncan and David Lambert).

26. Landscapes of Childhood and Youth (Elizabeth A. Gagen).

27. Landscape in Film (Robert Shannan Peckham).

28. Landscape and Art (Stephen Daniels).

Part VI: Colonial and Post-Colonial Geographies.

29. Imperial Geographies (Daniel Clayton).

30. Post-colonial Geographies (James R. Ryan).

31. Diaspora (Carl Dahlman).

32. Transnationalism (Cheryl McEwan).


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