By Mike Crang
Published August 1st 2004 by Routledge – 312 pages
Cultural Geography is the first book to introduce culture from a geographical perspective. It tracks the ideas, practices and objects that together form cultures - and how these cultures form identities for individuals and populations. Crang examines a range of scales as he considers the role of states, empires and nations, firms and corporations, shops and goods, books and films, in creating identities.
Cultural Geography looks at the way different processes come together in particular places and how those places develop meanings for people, whether at a global scale or the intimate scale of everyday life. Specifically designed for use on modular courses this text features clear writing, boxed case studies, chapter summaries, further reading guides and a glossary of key terms.
'Mike Crang's volume captures the excitement of this cultural moment in a text that is both scholarly and well written. It will prove a major resource to students and a very useful addition to any research collection.' - Ecumene