Mapping Worlds

International Perspectives on Social and Cultural Geographies

Edited by Rob Kitchin

© 2007 – Routledge

376 pages

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About the Book

Social and cultural geography is practised by geographers from around the world. However, for various reasons including language and publishing traditions, knowledge of the research being undertaken can often remain confined to those working within those countries. This book draws together, for the first time into one volume, reports of social and cultural geography undertaken in several countries from around the world. It provides an important overview of geographic ideas and traditions, and the history of human geography more generally, allowing comparison between countries and details of key studies and references. As such, the book will be of interest to geographers schooled in different national traditions, and those interested in the production and history of geographic knowledge. Entries are written in both English and the country’s own national language.

Table of Contents

1. Mapping Worlds 2. On Being 'In-Between': Social and Cultural Geography in Denmark 3. A Vision of Social and Cultural Geography in France 4. Recent Developments in Social and Cultural Geography in Spain 5. Eclectic and Pragmatic: The Colours of Dutch Social and Cultural Geography 6. Geographical Practice in Mexico: The Cultural Geography Project 7. Seeking African Solutions: The New Social and Cultural Geographies of South Africa 8. British Social and Cultural Geography: Beyond Turns and Dualisms? 9. Zionist Homelandscapes (and Their Constitution) in Israeli Geography 10. Brazilian Studies in Cultural Geography 11. Social and Cultural Geographies of South East Asia 12. Glimpses of Social and Cultural Geography in Canada and Quebec at the Turn of the Millennium. 13. The Ambiguities of Social and Cultural Geography in Greece. 14. Between National and International Pressures: Contextualizing the Progress of Finnish Social and Cultural Geography 15. Social and Cultural Geographies of Australia 16. Italian Cultural Geography, or the History of a Prolific Absence 17. Overlapping Territories: Social and Cultural Geography in Ireland 18. Directions to Enlarge our Worlds? Social and Cultural Geography in New Zealand 19. Emerging, Submerging and Persisting Ideas: Is There Social and Cultural Geography in Estonia? 20. The Transformation of Social and Cultural Geography During the Transition Period (1989 to Present Time) in Hungary. 21. The Development of Social and Cultural Geographies in Taiwan: Knowledge Production and Social Relevance 22. Social Geography in the United States: Everywhere and Nowhere

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography