The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/22/2013
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Combining coverage of key themes and debates from a variety of historical and theoretical perspectives, this authoritative reference volume offers the most up-to-date and substantive analysis of cultural geography currently available. A significantly revised new edition covering a number of new topics such as biotechnology, rural, food, media and tech, borders and tourism, whilst also reflecting developments in established subjects including animal geographies Edited and written by the leading authorities in this fast-developing discipline, and features a host of new contributors to the second edition Traces the historical evolution of cultural geography through to the very latest research Provides an international perspective, reflecting the advancing academic traditions of non-Western institutions, especially in Asia Features a thematic structure, with sections exploring topics such as identities, nature and culture, and flows and mobility

Author Biography

Nuala C. Johnson is a Reader in Geography at Queen’s University Belfast, UK. An historical geographer with research interests that include the relationships between identity politics, memory and representation, as well as the role of aesthetics in the making of scientific spaces. Dr Johnson is the author of Nature Displaced, Nature Displayed: Order and Beauty in Botanical Gardens (2011);  Ireland, the Great War and the Geography of Remembrance (2003); and she is  editor of Culture and Society (2008).

Richard H. Schein is Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky, where he also is a member of the Committee on Social Theory and the American Studies Faculty. He is a cultural and historical geographer interested in the place of land and landscape in the processes of everyday life. His work often is focused on the racialized US south, and especially in urban settings. He is the editor of Landscape and Race in United States (2006).

Jamie Winders is Associate Professor in Geography at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs,  Syracuse University, USA. An urban social geographer with a focus on social theory and qualitative methods, she has published widely in geography and related fields on international migration, racial politics, urban governance, postcolonial theory, pedagogy, and historical geography.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors

1 Introduction

Theoretical Dispatches

2 Postcolonialism

3 Poststructuralism

4 Feminist theory

5 Materialities

6 Affect

7 Historical Materialism


8 Cultural Geography in Practice

9 Critical "Race" Approaches

10 Gender

11 Social Class: position, place, culture, and meaning

12 Geographies of Sexualities

13 Place
14 Nationalism

15 Object Lessons: From Batholith to Bookend


16 Economic Landscapes

17 Political Landscapes

18 Landscapes  of Memory and Socially Just Futures

19 Consumption and Landscape

20 Landscape and Justice

21 Rural Landscapes

22 Seeing Seeing Seeing the Legal Landscape

23 Aging

24 Children/Youth

25 Urban Landscapes

26 Domesticities


27 Choosing Metaphors for the Anthropocene

28 Biotechnologies and Biomedicine

29 Animal Geographies

30 Food's Cultural Geographies

31 Environmental Histories 

32 Science Wars


33 From Global Dispossession to Local Repossession

34 Migration

35 Mappings

36 Landscape, Locative Media and the Duplicity of Code

37 Affect and Emotion

38 Tourism

39 Borders and Border-Crossings

40 The Imperial Present

41 Postcolonialism

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