Introduction

Nuala C. Johnson, Richard H. Schein, Jamie Winders

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Abstract

This introductory chapter of The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography examines the cultural geography's ever-changing contours. The chapters commissioned for this new companion to cultural geography sort through the unruliness, spatiality, and continuing centrality of contemporary cultural geography. Defining cultural geography, is tricky; and different, imbricated categorical criteria often are employed. For cultural geography, these criteria might include attention to tradition or genealogies to personalities or hagiographies of specific cultural geographers; to theoretical and conceptual paradigms and debates over their utility and appropriateness across time and space; to thematic focus on some aspect of the world; to disciplinary key words and ideas; to calls for particular research agendas. Each of these categories is represented in this volume's essays; and together, they comprise a broad introduction to cultural geography, albeit an introduction located in the Anglophone world and largely stemming from British and US traditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Pages1-13
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780470655597
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 14 2013

Keywords

  • Cultural geography
  • Genealogy
  • Human geography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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