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Cultural Turns/Geographical Turns

Perspectives on Cultural Geography, 1st Edition

By Simon Naylor, James Ryan, Ian Cook, David Crouch

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404 pages

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Description

Introduces undergraduates to the key debates regarding space and culture and the key theoretical arguments which guide cultural geographical work. This book addresses the impact, significance, and characteristics of the 'cultural turn' in contemporary geography. It focuses on the development of the cultural geography subdiscipline and on what has made it a peculiar and unique realm of study. It demonstrates the importance of culture in the development of debates in other subdisciplines within geography and beyond. In line with these previous themes, the significance of space in the production of cultural values and expressions is also developed. Along with its timely examination of the health of the cultural geographical subdiscipline, this book is to be valued for its analysis of the impact of cultural theory on studies elsewhere in geography and of ideas of space and spatiality elsewhere in the social sciences.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Contributors

Acknowledgements

Foreword

Introduction: Dead or Alive?

PART I - CULTURAL TURNS, GEOGRAPHICAL TURNS

Introduction; The Twistings and Turnings of Geography and Anthropology in winds of Millennium Transition; More Words, More Worlds: Reflections on the 'Cultural Turn' and Human Geography: Taking a Cultural Turn? Struggles Over the Social in Social Policy.

PART II - POPULAR CULTURE AND CULTURAL TEXTS

Introduction; The Popular and Geography: Music and Racialized Identities in Aotearoa/New Zealand; Between Academy and Popular Geographies: Cartographic Imaginations and the Cultural Landscape of Sweden: Regions to be Cheerful: Culinary, Authenticity and its Geographies: English Pastoral: Music, Landscape, History and Politics

PART III - CULTURE AND POLITICAL ECONOMY

Introduction; Critical and Uncritical Cultural Turns; Economy, Culture, Difference and Justice; Virtualism: The Culture of Political Economy; Cultivating Ambivalence: The Unhinging of Culture and Economy; Imagined Regional Communities: Undecidable Geographies

PART IV - NATURE AND SOCIETY

Introduction; Heterogenous Geographies: Reimagining the Spaces of N/nature; Situating Knowledges, Sharing Values and Reaching Collective Decisions: The Cultural Turn in Environmental Decision Making; Socialized Nature: England's Royal and Plantation Forests; Natural Communities: 'The Pauper Question' in the Atlantic Monthly 1880-1884.

PART V - SPACES AND SUBJECTIVITIES

Introduction; Five Objects, Geographical Subjects; Placing Anxieties; Landscape Mapping and Symbolic Form: Drawing as a Creative Medium in Cultural Geography.

Index

About the Authors

Simon Naylor

James Ryan

Ian Cook

David Crouch

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOC015000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography