- 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 9: Methods and Methodology
Methods and Methodology
It should be obvious that contemporary cultural geographers are acutely conscious that their task is not a simple matter of studying an out-there reality. The way one goes about defining the area of study, the ideological position one operates from, the way one relates to the subject matter, all contribute not just to one's style of working and representation, but also to the creation of a new cultural product, however small. How one goes about one's work, regardless of whether it is to produce a research publication, a documentary video, an essay or just a contribution to a discussion, becomes a part of what is being studied. This means that a ‘recipe book’ approach to methods is never going to ...