The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography. Wiley Blackwell Companions to Geography

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  • 568 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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.

This significantly revised new edition traces the historical evolution of cultural geography through to the very latest research. It covers a number of new topics such as biotechnology, rural, food, media and technology, borders and tourism, whilst also reflecting developments in established subjects including animal geographies. An accessible thematic structure features section on topics such as identities, nature and culture, and flows and mobility. The Companion is edited and written by the leading authorities in this fast–developing discipline, and features a host of new contributors to the second edition. Together they provide an international and interdisciplinary perspective, reflecting the advancing academic traditions of non–Western institutions, especially in Asia.

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Notes on Contributors ix

1 Introduction 1Nuala C. Johnson, Richard H. Schein, and Jamie Winders

Theoretical Dispatches 15

2 Postcolonialism 17Tariq Jazeel

3 Poststructuralism 23John Paul Jones III

4 Feminist Theory 29Mary E. Thomas and Patricia Ehrkamp

5 Materialities 32Hayden Lorimer

6 Affect 36Deborah Dixon and Elizabeth R. Straughan

7 Historical Materialism 39Don Mitchell

Foundations 43

8 Cultural Geography in Practice 45Catherine Nash

9 Critical “Race” Approaches 57Audrey Kobayashi

10 Gender 73Geraldine Pratt and Berrak Çavlan Erengezgin

11 Social Class: Position, Place, Culture, and Meaning 88Linda McDowell

12 Geographies of Sexualities: The Cultural Turn and After 105Natalie Oswin

13 Place 118Patricia L. Price

14 Nationalism 130John Agnew

15 Object Lessons: From Batholith to Bookend 146Caitlin DeSilvey

Landscapes 159

16 Economic Landscapes 161Niall Majury

17 Political Landscapes 173Nuala C. Johnson

18 Landscapes of Memory and Socially Just Futures 186Derek H. Alderman and Joshua F.J. Inwood

19 Consumption and Landscape 198Mona Domosh

20 Landscape and Justice 209Tom Mels and Don Mitchell

21 Rural Landscapes 225Paul Cloke

22 Seeing Seeing Seeing the Legal Landscape 238David Delaney

23 Aging 250Elizabeth A. Gagen

24 Children/Youth 264Meghan Cope

25 Urban Landscapes 278Tim Bunnell

26 Domesticities 290Robyn Dowling and Emma R. Power

Natures/Cultures 305

27 Choosing Metaphors for the Anthropocene: Cultural and Political Ecologies 307Paul Robbins

28 Biotechnologies and Biomedicine 320Bronwyn Parry

29 Animal Geographies 332Jamie Lorimer and Krithika Srinivasan

30 Food‘s Cultural Geographies: Texture, Creativity, and Publics 343Ian Cook, Peter Jackson, Allison Hayes–Conroy, Sebastian Abrahamsson, Rebecca Sandover, Mimi Sheller, Heike Henderson, Lucius Hallett, Shoko Imai, Damian Maye, and Ann Hill

31 Environmental Histories 355Robert M. Wilson

32 Science Wars 371David N. Livingstone

Circulations/Networks/Fixities 385

33 From Global Dispossession to Local Repossession: Towards a Worldly Cultural Geography of Occupy Activism 387Matthew Sparke

34 Political Moves: Cultural Geographies of Migration and Difference 409Rachel Silvey

35 Mappings 423Jeremy W. Crampton

36 Landscape, Locative Media, and the Duplicity of Code 437Andrew Boulton and Matthew Zook

37 Affect and Emotion 452Ben Anderson

38 Tourism 465Chris Gibson

39 Borders and Border–Crossings 478Anssi Paasi

40 The Imperial Present: Geography, Imperialism, and its Continued Effects 494John Morrissey

41 Postcolonialism 508Declan Cullen, James Ryan, and Jamie Winders

Index 524

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“In general, this aim is well accomplished. In many senses, it is an astonishing achievement to bring together such a wide portfolio of scholars working with the culturally geographical field (forty one chapters in total). The diversity of approaches, styles, and themes provided therein illustrates the breadth, depth, and variety of geographies that converge around the nexus of ‘culture.’…The editors make it clear that all chapters in the Companion were specially commissioned for this volume, and the quality and substance of the materials offered by the contributors are consistently high. Although some authors also appear in the 2004 version, each chapter is positioned squarely to comment on the state of cultural geography in the second decade of the twenty–first century…It represents a contemporary rearrangement of the ‘furniture’ of the discipline, moving things and theories around to suit the fashion and the mood of our time. We all benefit from such periodic rearrangement. Such rebooting provides us with new perspectives, novel vantage points, and different ideas, as familiar positions rub together and produce something creative and challenging. In this process, we are reminded of the vibrancy, potential, and importance of the scholarly work in cultural geography. This volume, therefore, is an indispensable Companion. Its contents function as an excellent course reader, complete as it is with more advanced readings for the curious and the challenged. To mix my own metaphors (and borrowing from Jones, this volume, p. 26), this volume represents an artifactual ‘conference’ on cultural geography, commissioning the best, the brightest, and the most belligerent to give their most illuminating insights into the now of the discipline.”  (Social & Cultural Geography, November 2013)

“The Companion to Cultural Geography is a useful starting point for students and researchers and its contents succeed in capturing much of the vibrancy and relevance of current work in cultural geography.”  (Journal of Cultural Geography, 27 February 2014)

“The collected bibliographies alone make this an important library holding and a very useful source to support new learning in cultural geography.  Summing Up: Essential.  Upper–division undergraduates and above.  (Choice, 1 November 2013)

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