The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography

by Nuala C. Johnson, Richard H. Schein, Jamie Winders
     
 

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Combining coverage of key themes and debates from a variety of historical and theoretical perspectives, this authoritative reference volume offers the most up-to-date and substantive analysis of cultural geography currently available.

This significantly revised new edition traces the historical evolution of cultural geography through to the very latest research.

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Combining coverage of key themes and debates from a variety of historical and theoretical perspectives, this authoritative reference volume offers the most up-to-date and substantive analysis of cultural geography currently available.

This significantly revised new edition traces the historical evolution of cultural geography through to the very latest research. It covers a number of new topics such as biotechnology, rural, food, media and technology, borders and tourism, whilst also reflecting developments in established subjects including animal geographies. An accessible thematic structure features section on topics such as identities, nature and culture, and flows and mobility. The Companion is edited and written by the leading authorities in this fast-developing discipline, and features a host of new contributors to the second edition. Together they provide an international and interdisciplinary perspective, reflecting the advancing academic traditions of non-Western institutions, especially in Asia.

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“In general, this aim is well accomplished. In many senses, it is an astonishing achievement to bring together such a wide portfolio of scholars working with the culturally geographical field (forty one chapters in total). The diversity of approaches, styles, and themes provided therein illustrates the breadth, depth, and variety of geographies that converge around the nexus of ‘culture.’…The editors make it clear that all chapters in the Companion were specially commissioned for this volume, and the quality and substance of the materials offered by the contributors are consistently high. Although some authors also appear in the 2004 version, each chapter is positioned squarely to comment on the state of cultural geography in the second decade of the twenty-first century…It represents a contemporary rearrangement of the ‘furniture’ of the discipline, moving things and theories around to suit the fashion and the mood of our time. We all benefit from such periodic rearrangement. Such rebooting provides us with new perspectives, novel vantage points, and different ideas, as familiar positions rub together and produce something creative and challenging. In this process, we are reminded of the vibrancy, potential, and importance of the scholarly work in cultural geography. This volume, therefore, is an indispensable Companion. Its contents function as an excellent course reader, complete as it is with more advanced readings for the curious and the challenged. To mix my own metaphors (and borrowing from Jones, this volume, p. 26), this volume represents an artifactual ‘conference’ on cultural geography, commissioning the best, the brightest, and the most belligerent to give their most illuminating insights into the now of the discipline.”  (Social & Cultural Geography, November 2013)

“The Companion to Cultural Geography is a useful starting point for students and researchers and its contents succeed in capturing much of the vibrancy and relevance of current work in cultural geography.”  (Journal of Cultural Geography, 27 February 2014)

“The collected bibliographies alone make this an important library holding and a very useful source to support new learning in cultural geography.  Summing Up: Essential.  Upper-division undergraduates and above.  (Choice, 1 November 2013)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470655597
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/29/2013
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Geography Series
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.30(d)

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