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By James Duncan, Nuala Johnson, Richard Schein

A significant other to Cultural Geography brings jointly unique contributions from forty exceptional foreign students to supply a serious evaluate of this dynamic and influential box of analysis.
The quantity starts off through charting the main major alterations in cultural geography within the 20th century prior to happening to introduce the primary ways animating paintings within the box this present day. those theoretical ways are then grounded in a chain of essays at the significant thematic components to which cultural geographers have contributed ---nature, identification, panorama, colonialism, and post-colonialism.
The better half could be a useful source not only for geographers but in addition for these operating in allied fields who search a transparent figuring out of the contribution that geography is making to cross-disciplinary debates.

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S. 1998: The New England Village. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Chapter 3 Cultural Turns Heidi Scott Recent decades have witnessed the meteoric rise of ‘culture’ and its study to a position of prominence across the social sciences and humanities. While this ‘cultural turn’ has been hotly contested and struggled over – no less so in geography than in other disciplines – it has nevertheless emerged as a reflection of, and timely response to, deep-rooted transformations that have taken place since the Second World War in the world’s social and political landscapes.

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Drawing on actor-network theory,9 geographers are challenging anthropocentric conceptions of the world by re-cognizing the human subject as just one form of agent whose actions are relationally shaped within hybrid networks of diverse agents – “human and nonhuman, technological and textual, organic and (geo)physical, which hold each other in position” (Whatmore 1999: 28; see also Whatmore 2000). The recent and related development of animal geographies is concerned not only with the ways in which human societies use and define animals and ‘place’ them both materially and imaginatively, but equally with examining – despite recurring fears about anthropomorphism – questions of animal agency and resistance to human orders (Philo & Wilbert 2000; Wilbert 2000).

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