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Cultural Geography : Routledge Contemporary Human Geography Series - Mike Crang

Cultural Geography

Routledge Contemporary Human Geography Series

Hardcover Published: 1st May 1998
ISBN: 9780415140829
Number Of Pages: 224

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The so-called "cultural turn" in contemporary geography has brought new ways of thinking about geography and culture and taken cultural geography into exciting new terrain to produce new maps of space and place. "Cultural Geography" is the first book to introduce culture from a geographical perspective. It tracks the ideas, practices and objects that together form cultures--and how these cultures form identities for individuals and populations. Crang examines a range of scales as he considers the role of states, empires and nations, firms and corporations, shops and goods, books and films, in creating identities. "Cultural Geography" looks at the way different processes come together in particular places and how those places develop meanings for people, whether at a global scale or the intimate scale of everyday life. This text features clear writing, boxed case studies, chapter summaries, further reading guides and a glossary of key terms.

List of figures
List of boxes
Acknowledgements
Locating culturep. 1
People, landscapes and timep. 14
The symbolic landscapep. 27
Literary landscapes: writing and geographyp. 43
Self and other: writing home, marking territory and writing spacep. 59
Multiply mediated environments: film, TV and musicp. 81
Place or space?p. 100
Geographies of commodities and consumptionp. 120
Cultures of productionp. 142
Nations, homelands and belonging in hybrid worldsp. 161
Cultures of science: translation and knowledgep. 177
Glossaryp. 188
Referencesp. 195
Indexp. 206
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ISBN: 9780415140829
ISBN-10: 041514082X
Series: Routledge Contemporary Human Geography Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st May 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1