By James Duncan, Nuala Johnson, Richard Schein
A better half to Cultural Geography brings jointly unique contributions from forty amazing foreign students to supply a severe assessment of this dynamic and influential box of research.
The quantity starts off by way of charting the main major adjustments in cultural geography within the 20th century ahead of occurring to introduce the central techniques animating paintings within the box this present day. those theoretical techniques are then grounded in a chain of essays at the significant thematic parts to which cultural geographers have contributed ---nature, identification, panorama, colonialism, and post-colonialism.
The better half could be a beneficial source not only for geographers but in addition for these operating in allied fields who search a transparent realizing of the contribution that geography is making to cross-disciplinary debates.
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Like cultural studies, the new cultural geography embraced and was profoundly shaped by feminist scholarship, as well as by poststructuralist, postmodern, and postcolonial theory. Since its early beginnings, it has been taken up and developed in diverse ways by geographers outside the UK, though almost exclusively within the English-speaking world. During the last 10 years, cultural geography has flourished to such an extent that it has become futile to try to conceptualize it as a unitary field with a coherent agenda or well-defined boundaries.
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Drawing on actor-network theory,9 geographers are challenging anthropocentric conceptions of the world by re-cognizing the human subject as just one form of agent whose actions are relationally shaped within hybrid networks of diverse agents – “human and nonhuman, technological and textual, organic and (geo)physical, which hold each other in position” (Whatmore 1999: 28; see also Whatmore 2000). The recent and related development of animal geographies is concerned not only with the ways in which human societies use and define animals and ‘place’ them both materially and imaginatively, but equally with examining – despite recurring fears about anthropomorphism – questions of animal agency and resistance to human orders (Philo & Wilbert 2000; Wilbert 2000).
A Companion to Cultural Geography (Blackwell Companions to Geography) by James Duncan, Nuala Johnson, Richard Schein