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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 7: Postcolonial Geographies
This book is written from Britain, a country which has been constituted out of its imperialist past. It is impossible for people who regard themselves as British to sidestep this imperialism, whatever their colour or ancestry; it is similarly impossible for the formerly colonized and the white settler countries. This is not just a painful history, but one which bequeathed a painful legacy of social inequities and, seemingly indelible anger, shame, fascination, bigotry, resentment, fear and ignorance. Arguably any work that a cultural geographer carries out in, or from, an English-speaking country should be categorized ‘postcolonial’, but the term is generally reserved for work done with an awareness of the outcomes of imperialism. As a consequence, regardless of internal debate, all postcolonial ...