chapter  2
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Everyday places, ordinary lives

This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on key concepts covered in the preceding chapters of this book. The book explored different ways that geographers have sought to examine the everyday interactions that occur between people and place. It considered these briefly under three headings relating to the philosophy of human geography, the morality of human geography and, finally, the writing of human geography. Postmodernism is a complex and important idea which eludes straightforward definition. In its widest sense, postmodernism is a term used by cultural commentators, artists and writers to describe any cultural artefact, building or work of art which communicates to different audiences in different ways. The espousal of a critical stance in human geography thus raises intriguing possibilities for research, suggesting that those involved in geographical scholarship have not only a right, but a duty, to be involved in social, economic and political change.