Cultural geography is a major, vibrant subdiscipline of human geography. Cultural geographers have done some of the most important, exciting and thought-provokingly zesty work in human geography over the last half-century.This book exists to provide an introduction to the remarkably diverse, controversial, and sometimes-infuriating work of cultural geographers. The book outlines how cultural geography in its various forms provides a rich body of research about cultural practices and politics in diverse contexts. Cultural geography offers a major resource for exploring the importance of cultural materials, media, texts and representations in particular contexts and is one of the most theoretically adventurous subdisciplines within human geography, engaging with many important lines of social and cultural theory. The book has been designed to provide an accessible, wide-ranging and thought-provoking introduction for students studying cultural geography, or specific topics within this subdiscipline. Through a wide range of case studies and learning activities, it provides an engaging introduction to cultural geography.
Dr. John Horton is Associate Professor in Human Geography at The University of Northampton. He is a cultural geographer with research interests in geographies of childhood and youth. He is an Editor of Children's Geographies journal and co-edited Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth (Policy Press, 2012). He has worked on more than thirty research projects about children and young people's everyday geographies in diverse UK contexts. He teaches undergraduate modules on social and cultural geography and concepts in human geography.
Dr. Peter Kraftl is a Reader in Human geography at the University of Leicester. He has published two books and over forty articles and book chapters on geographies of childhood, youth and education, including a book on Geographies of Alternative Education (Policy Press, 2013). He is an Editor of Children's Geographies journal and Chair of the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). He teaches undergraduate modules on social and cultural geography, spaces of identity, and nature/culture/country.
1. Introduction Section I. Cultural Processes and Politics 2. Cultural Production 3. Cultural Consumption Section II Several Cultural Geographies 4. Architectural Geographies 5. Landscapes 6. Textual Geographies 7. Performed Geographies 8. Identities Section III: Key Concepts for Cultural Geographers 9. Everyday Geographies 10. Material Things 11. Emotional and Affective Geographies 12. Bodily Geographies 13. Space and Place 14. Conclusion