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Re-materialising Cultural Geography

Re-materialising Cultural Geography

Nearly 25 years have elapsed since Peter Jackson’s seminal call to integrate cultural geography back into the heart of social geography. During this time, a wealth of research has been published which has improved our understanding of how culture both plays a part in, and in turn, is shaped by social relations based on class, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, age, sexuality and so on. In spite of the achievements of this mountain of scholarship, the task of grounding culture in its proper social contexts remains in its infancy. This series therefore seeks to promote the continued significance of exploring the dialectical relations which exist between culture, social relations and space and place. Its overall aim is to make a contribution to the consolidation, development and promotion of the ongoing project of re-materialising cultural geography.

  • Presenting America's World

    Strategies of Innocence in National Geographic Magazine, 1888-1945, 1st Edition

    By Tamar Y. Rothenberg

    National Geographic magazine is probably the most visible and popular expression of geography in the USA. Presenting America's World presents a critical analysis of the world portrayed by National Geographic, from its formative years in the nineteenth century, through to 1945. It situates the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
    Re-materialising Cultural Geography

  • Critical Toponymies

    The Contested Politics of Place Naming, 1st Edition

    By Jani Vuolteenaho

    Edited by Lawrence D. Berg

    While place names have long been studied by a few devoted specialists, approaches to them have been traditionally empiricist and uncritical in character. This book brings together recent works that conceptualize the hegemonic and contested practices of geographical naming. The contributors guide…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge
    Re-materialising Cultural Geography

  • Disposable Cities

    Garbage, Governance and Sustainable Development in Urban Africa, 1st Edition

    By Garth Andrew Myers

    Based on in-depth fieldwork in three cities, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Lusaka, this book provides a critical analysis of the United Nations Sustainable Cities Program in Africa (SCP). Focusing on the SCP's policies for solid waste management, which was identified as the top priority problem by…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Re-materialising Cultural Geography

  • Reanimating Places

    A Geography of Rhythms, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tom Mels

    Time-space relationships are central to human geography. This book seeks to reanimate time-space, by considering the links between lived experience, various temporalities and particular places in terms of compounded and contested rhythms. Time-space rhythms emphasize the practical, symbolic,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31
    Routledge
    Re-materialising Cultural Geography