- Subject index
Doing Cultural Geography is an introduction to cultural geography that integrates theoretical discussion with applied examples. The emphasis throughout is on doing. Recognizing 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 emphasizes what can be done with humanist, Marxist, poststructuralist, feminist, and postcolonial theory, demonstrating that this is the best way to prompt students to engage with the otherwise daunting theoretical literature.
Chapter 20: Concluding Thoughts
At the end of writing a book it is almost inevitable that one's thoughts turn to what was not written. Writing is a cultural activity; when the writing is aimed at students who study culture, reflecting on the process of construction implies getting into a spiral of self-referentiality which could exist only in the strange cultural niche known as academia.
One of the problems we all faced as we wrote was that we wanted to write about the exciting things we were finding out in the field of cultural geography and we had to keep reminding ourselves that this was not what we had set out to do. We have probably expounded more than we originally intended. This is a major problem ...