Description - Cultural Geography by Mike Crang
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 introduces culture from a geographical perspective, focussing on how cultures work in practice and looking at cultures embedded in real-life situations, as locatable, specific phenomena. Definitions of 'culture' are diverse and complex. Crang presents no single answer but explores a wealth of different cases and appraoches. This book tracks the ideas, practices and objects that together form cultures - and how these cultures form identities for individuals and populations. Considering the role of States, empires and nations, firms and corporations, shops and goods, books and films, Crang examines how places develop meanings for people, whether at a global scale or the intimate scale of everyday life. Exploring the diversity and plurality of life in all its varigated richness, drawing on examples from around the world Crang highlights changes in current societies and the development of a 'pick and mix' relationship to culture.
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(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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