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 5: Poststructuralist Cultural Geography
Poststructuralist Cultural Geography
It is interesting to consider why poststructuralist thought so often attracts vitriolic criticism (and easy sneering) from both the ideological left and right. My own sympathies are to the left, but my reading of Marx makes me feel that, in trying to conceptualize the rapid economic, political and social transformations in the world today and the manner of their communication, he too would have understood and tolerated poststructuralism.