Cultural Geography: Environments, Landscapes, Identities, Inequalities, third edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 12/31/2013
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Cultural Geography: Environments, Landscapes, Identities, Inequalities explores the relationship between people and the places they live in by analyzing cultural identities and cultural landscapes on both local and global scales. The new edition of Cultural Geography introduces co-author Margaret Walton-Roberts, whose familiarity with contemporary practices in the discipline ensures a good balance between traditional and modern approaches to cultural geography. Ultimately, these approaches demonstrate cultural geography's relation to other areas of geographic interest and the impact it has on them, particularly social, economic, political, environmental, and physical geography. The text has been revised and updated, with enhanced discussion of identity and power, socio-spatial relationships, hybridity and nature, feminism, and Marxism, making it more appropriate for today's student. Boxed features, questions for critical thought, and suggested further readings enhance student engagement and study.

Author Biography

William Norton, Professor, Department of Geography, University of Manitoba,Margaret Walton-Roberts, Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University

William Norton is a professor and the former head of the geography department at the University of Manitoba, where he teaches introductory human geography and cultural geography. He is the author of Human Geography, eighth edition.

Margaret Walton-Roberts is an associate professor at Wilfrid Laurier University and the associate director of the International Migration Research Centre.

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, Boxes, and Photo Essays
Preface and Acknowledgements
1. Introducing Cultural Geography
Doing Cultural Geography
What this Book Is About
What Is Culture?
Themes in Cultural Geography
Concluding Comments
Further Reading
2. The Tradition of Cultural Geography
Three Questions
Separating Humans and Nature
Environmental Determinism
Human Use of Nature
The Landscape School
Toward Holistic Emphases
Concluding Comments
Further Reading
3. Rethinking Cultural Geography
Spatial Analysis
Behavioral Geographies
Feminist Thought
The Cultural Turn
The Mode of Representation
Conducting Research
Studying Society
Concluding Comments
Further Reading
4. Environments, Ethics, Landscapes
Ecology: A Unifying Science?
Rethinking Ecological Approaches
Environmental Ethics
Concluding Comments
Further Reading
5. Landscape Evolution
Providing Context
Cultural Diffusion
Cultural Contact and Transfer
Shaping Landscapes
Imagining Past Landscapes
Concluding Comments
Further Reading
6. Regional Landscapes
What Are Cultural Regions?
Forming Cultural Regions in the United States
Regions as Homelands
Shaping the Contemporary World
Global Regions
A Cultural Geography of Our Unequal World
Concluding Comments
Further Reading
7. Power, Identity, Global Landscapes
Linking Identity and Power
The Mistaken Idea of Race
The Reality of Racism
Ethnicity and Nationality
Concluding Comments
Further Reading
8. Power, Identity, Representation
Discourse and Power
Identity and the Construction of Identity
Identity and Intersectionality
The Practice of Research, Knowledge Production, and Representation
Concluding Comments
Further Reading
9. Living in Place: The Socio-Spatial Relationship
Revisiting Place and People and the Recursive Relationship between Them
The Recursive Relationship between the Social and the Spatial
A Socio-spatial Portfolio: Illustrations of the Link between Place and Identity
Public Art and Place: The Angel of the North
Concluding Comments
Further Reading
10. Cultural Geography-Continuing and Unfolding
Cultural Landscapes
Global Cultural Geographies
Difference and Identity
The Past Is Prologue
An Integrated Human Geography?
Looking Forward
Further Reading

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