Winter 2019 - Dr. Nicholas Lynch
Cultural Geography is an introduction to the study of culture in geography, emphasizing both the history of the field from classic studies of landscapes to contemporary scholarship and themes of recent importance. It explores the politics of cultural production and consumption; critical spaces of cultural production and consumption from around the world, including cities, landscapes, texts, media, performance, and identity; and concepts of everyday life, materiality, and space/place.
How is this course relevant to urban geography?
Cities are major sites of cultural production and consumption, which makes understanding the process by which this occurs particularly important. This course will help urban geography students critically examine the relationship between culture and urban space.