The Twists and Turns of Cultural Geography

A significant number of theoretical and methodological changes have shaped the existence of ‘cultural geography’. Whilst many essays tend to begin with a definition of the key topics and arguments that will follow, a paper on cultural geography has to be aware and be comfortable with the lack of fixed, univocal definition as the field

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Analysing the Movements Within Cultural Geography

Culture is ‘one of the two or three most complicated words in the English language’ (Williams, 1988: 87). Geographers have long sought to study and understand culture, as a series of ‘necessarily geographic’ (Mitchell, 2000:69) values held by groups of people, materialised through expressive praxis. As culture is a term so widely and differently used

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The Major Schools of Cultural Geography

Cultural geography has undergone significant theoretical and methodological changes since its inception as a sub-field of human geography, with recent ‘spatial and cultural turns’ in the social sciences repositioning cultural geography as a field of importance to debates in Anglo-American human geography (Duncan, Johnson, & Schein, 2004). However, what constitutes ‘cultural geography’ is susceptible to

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Four Stages of Cultural Geography

Provide a critical overview of the development of cultural geography paying particular attention to the methods it seeks to employ. Recognising social and historical foundations of our thought is imperative to understanding present thinking, cultural geography is no exception to this rule (Mitchell, 2000). Defined as ‘a subfield of human geography that focusses upon the

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