Doing Cultural Geography is an introduction to cultural geography that integrates theoretical discussion with applied examples. The emphasis throughout is on doing. Recognising that many undergraduates have difficulty with both theory and methods courses, the text demystifies the 'theory' informing cultural geography and encourages students to engage directly with theory in practice. It emphasises what can be done with humanist, Marxist, post-structuralist, feminist, and post-colonial theory, demonstrating that this is the best way to prompt students to engage with the otherwise daunting theoretical literature.
Twenty short chapters are grouped into five sections on Theory, Topic Selection, Methodology, Interpretation and Presentation. The main text is intercut with questions, suggestions for activities and short sample extracts from scholarly texts, chosen to exemplify the subject of the chapter and to stimulate further reading. Chapters conclude with glossaries and suggestions for further reading.
Doing Cultural Geography will facilitate project work from small, classroom-based activities to the planning stages of undergraduate research projects. It will be essential reading for students in modules in cultural geography and foundation courses in human geography and theory and methods.
`This is a much-needed introduction to the practice of cultural geography which demystifies the research process and enriches our understanding and experience of the world. Written with conviction and good humour, Doing Cultural Geography is a hands-on guide that students will love, taking them through the various stages of selecting a topic, drawing on different theoretical frameworks to ask rigorous research questions, choosing appropriate methods, putting them into practice, interpreting the results and writing them up. Drawing on the authors' own research, Doing Cultural Geography is an invitation to take the insights of cultural geography beyond the classroom and to use of experience of everyday life to enrich the research process. It is an invitation that readers will find hard to resist' - Professor Peter Jackson, University of Sheffield
Series: Doing Human Geography (Paperback)
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st December 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 17.07
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Type: Abridged