Social and cultural geography is practised by geographers from around the world. However, for various reasons including language and publishing traditions, knowledge of the research being undertaken can often remain confined to those working within those countries. This book draws together, for the first time into one volume, reports of social and cultural geography undertaken in several countries from around the world. It provides an important overview of geographic ideas and traditions, and the history of human geography more generally, allowing comparison between countries and details of key studies and references. As such, the book will be of interest to geographers schooled in different national traditions, and those interested in the production and history of geographic knowledge. Entries are written in both English and the country’s own national language.

chapter 1|6 pages

Mapping Worlds

ByRob Kitchin

chapter 2|14 pages

On being ‘in-between’: social and cultural geography in Denmark

ByKirsten Simonsen

chapter 3|18 pages

A vision of social and cultural geography in France

ByChristine Chivallon

chapter 4|14 pages

Recent developments in social and cultural geography in Spain

ByMaria Dolors Garcia-Ramón, Abel Albet, Perla Zusman

chapter 5|16 pages

Eclectic and pragmatic: the colours of Dutch social and cultural geography

BySako Musterd and Ben de Pater

chapter 6|14 pages

Geographical practice in Mexico: the cultural geography project

ByBlanca Ramírez

chapter 8|12 pages

British social and cultural geography: beyond turns and dualisms?

ByRachel Pain, Cathy Bailey

chapter 9|16 pages

Zionist homelandscapes (and their constitution) in Israeli geography

ByMaoz Azaryahu, Arnon Golan

chapter 10|12 pages

Brazilian studies in cultural geography

ByRoberto Lobato Corrêa, Zeny Rosendahl

chapter 11|16 pages

Social and cultural geographies of South-East Asia

ByTim Bunnell, Lily Kong, Lisa Law

chapter 13|16 pages

The ambiguities of social and cultural geography in Greece

ByDina Vaiou

chapter 15|10 pages

Social and cultural geographies of Australia

ByRobyn Dowling

chapter 16|24 pages

Italian cultural geography, or the history of a prolific absence

ByClaudio Minca

chapter 17|14 pages

Overlapping territories: social and cultural geography in Ireland

ByDenis Linehan, Caitríona Ní Laoire

chapter 18|12 pages

Directions to enlarge our worlds? Social and cultural geography in New Zealand

ByRobin Kearns, Ruth Panelli

chapter 21|20 pages

The development of social and cultural geographies in Taiwan: Knowledge production and social relevance

ByWu Hsin-Ling, Jou Sue-Ching, Lily Kong

chapter 22|16 pages

Social Geography in the United States: Everywhere and Nowhere

ByVincent J. Del Casino Jr. and Sallie A. Marston