Cultural Geographies: An Introduction

Paperback | April 29, 2013

byJohn Horton, Peter KraftlEditorJohn Horton

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Cultural geography is a major, vibrant subdiscipline of human geography. Cultural geographers have done some of the most important, exciting and thought-provokingly zesty work in human geography over the last half-century. This book exists to provide an introduction to the remarkably diverse, controversial, and sometimes-infuriating work of cultural geographers. The book outlines how:

 

· cultural geography – in its various forms – provides a rich body of research about cultural practices and politics in diverse contexts;

 

· cultural geography offers a major resource for exploring the importance of cultural materials, media, texts and representations in particular contexts;

 

· cultural geography  is one of the most theoretically adventurous subdisciplines within human geography, engaging with many important lines of social and cultural theory.

 

The book has been designed to provide an accessible, wide-ranging and thought-provoking introduction for students studying cultural geography, or specific topics within this subdiscipline. Through a wide range of case studies and learning activities, it provides an engaging ‘way in’ to cultural geography.

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Cultural geography is a major, vibrant subdiscipline of human geography. Cultural geographers have done some of the most important, exciting and thought-provokingly zesty work in human geography over the last half-century. This book exists to provide an introduction to the remarkably diverse, controversial, and sometimes-infuriating wo...

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Cultural geography is a major, vibrant subdiscipline of human geography. Cultural geographers have done some of the most important, exciting and thought-provokingly zesty work in human geography over the last half-century. This book exists to provide an introduction to the remarkably diverse, controversial, and sometimes-infuriating wo...

Dr. John Horton is Associate Professor in Human Geography at The University of Northampton. He is a cultural geographer with research interests in geographies of childhood and youth. He is an Editor of Children’s Geographies journal and co-edited Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth (Policy Press, 2012). He has worked on more th...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9.75 × 6.55 × 0.6 inPublished:April 29, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0273719688

ISBN - 13:9780273719687

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Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1 Introduction

 

Section I – Cultural Processes and Politics

Introduction to Section

Chapter 2 Cultural Production

Chapter 3 Cultural Consumption

 

Section II – Several Cultural Geographies

Introduction to Section

Chapter 4 Architectural Geographies

Chapter 5 Landscapes

Chapter 6 Textual Geographies

Chapter 7 Performed geographies

Chapter 8 Identities

 

Section III – Key Concepts for Cultural Geographers

Introduction to Section

Chapter 9 Everyday Geographies

Chapter 10 Material Things

Chapter 11 Emotional and Affective Geographies

Chapter 12 Bodily Geographies

Chapter 13 Space and Place

 

Chapter 14 Conclusion

 

Editorial Reviews

"Throughout this text, Horton and Kraftl engage with a wide spectrum of social and culturaltheories. They discuss the multiple meanings and uses of the word ¿culture,¿ and they also remindus that knowledge is always situated, and writing is positional and embodied. Last but not least, theyprovide a richly annotated bibliography of key readings in the field of cultural geographies andneighboring disciplines." - Heike Henderson, Boise State University