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Cultural Geography

Environments, Landscapes, Identities, Inequalities, Third Edition

William Norton and Margaret Walton-Roberts

Exploring the relationship between people and the places they live, this new edition analyzes cultural identities and landscapes on both local and global scales. Maintaining a balance between traditional and modern approaches, Cultural Geography is a current, comprehensive introduction to this evolving field.

Readership : Second- and third-year university cultural geography courses.

1. Introducing Cultural Geography
Doing Cultural Geography
What this Book is About
Providing Context
What is Culture?
Themes in Cultural Geography
2. The Tradition of Cultural Geography
Three Questions
Separating Humans and Nature
Environmental Determinism
Human Use of Nature
The Landscape School
Toward Holistic Emphases
3. Rethinking Cultural Geography
Spatial Analysis
Behavioral Geographies
The Cultural Turn
The Mode of Representation
Conducting Research
Studying Society
4. Environments, Ethics, Landscapes
Ecology: A Unifying Science?
Rethinking Ecological Approaches
Environmental Ethics
5. Landscape Evolution
Providing Context
Cultural Diffusion
Cultural Contact and Transfer
Shaping Landscapes
Imagining Past Landscapes
6. Regional Landscapes
What Are Cultural Regions?
Forming Cultural Regions in the United States
Regions as Homelands
Shaping the Contemporary World
Global Regions
A Cultural Geography of Our Unequal World
7. Power, Identity, Global Landscapes
Linking Identity and Power
The Mistaken Idea of Race
The Reality of Racism
Ethnicity and Nationality
8. Power, Identity, Representation
Discourse and Power
Identity and the Construction of Identity
Identity and Intersectionality
The Practice of Research, Knowledge Production, and Representation
9. Living in Place: The Socio-Spatial Relationship
Revisiting Place and People and the Recursive Relationship between Them
The Recursive Relationship between the Social and the Spatial
Landscape, Place, and Identity
A Socio-spatial Portfolio: Illustrations of the Link between Place and Identity
10. Cultural Geography - Continuing and Unfolding
Cultural Landscapes
Glabal Cultural Geographies
Difference and Identity
The Past is Prologue
An Integrated Human Geography?
Looking Forward
*Note: All chapters end with:
- Concluding Comments
- Further Reading

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William Norton is a professor and the former head of the geography department at the University of Manitoba, where he teaches introductory human geography and cultural geography. He is the author of Human Geography, eighth edition.

Margaret Walton-Roberts is an associate professor at Wilfrid Laurier University and the associate director of the International Migration Research Centre.

Human Geography - William Norton
Immigrant Geographies of North American Cities - Edited by Carlos Teixeira, Wei Li and Audrey Kobayashi

Family Geographies - Edited by Bonnie C. Hallman
Canadian Cities in Transition - Edited by Trudi Bunting, Pierre Filion and Ryan Walker
Communicating in Geography and the Environmental Sciences - Iain Hay and Philip Giles
Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography - Edited by Iain Hay

Special Features

  • The most up-to-date text available for traditional approaches to cultural geography.
  • Covers the evolution of the discipline - spanning historical foundations to the "new" cultural geography - offering students a valuable background to this ever-changing and often contested field of study.
  • Compares cultures across common themes through chapter topics such as regional landscapes, power, identity, and place.
New to this Edition
  • New discussions of contemporary critical approaches - such as Marxism, feminism, and postmodernism - introduce students to current disciplinary interests.
  • Revised Questions for Critical Thought help students engage with and understand the material.
  • Marginal icons in each chapter link important concepts to end-of-chapter readings.