Journal of Cultural Geography

Publication covering geography and history.

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 1, Fall-Winter

"Get Your Kicks on Route 66!" A Song Map of Postwar Migration
Abstract: The popular song hit "Get Your Kicks on Route 66!" was written by Bobby Troup with his wife Cynthia on their transcontinental road trip of 1946 from Pennsylvania to California. The original song is analyzed as a record of overnight travel...
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Lubbock on Everything: The Evocation of Place in Popular Music (A West Texas Example)
Abstract. Much has been written about the important role place can play in literature, the visual arts, and film, and the ways in which creative works can shape our views of particular places. Comparatively, however, little analysis has been conducted...
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Music Geography
More than 30 years have elapsed since Peter Hugh Nash (1968) of the University of Waterloo authored "Music Regions and Regional Music," the first scholarly article on music authored by a professional geographer. Two years later, Jeffrey Gordon (1970),...
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Place and Innovation in Popular Music: The Bebop Revolution in Jazz
Abstract. This paper explores the relationship between place and processes of innovation in popular music, focusing on the example of the bebop style of jazz. Bebop emerged during the 1940s both as a reaction against older jazz styles and as an expression...
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Roll on Columbia: Woody Guthrie, Migrants' Tales, and Regional Transformation in the Pacific Northwest
Abstract. The coming of electricity to rural America in the interwar period seemed to offer prospects not just for economic development but also for remaking lives and for social transformation. This paper deals with the expression of such ideas from...
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Why Seattle? an Examination of an Alternative Rock Culture Hearth
Abstract: This article examines the emergence of the "Seattle sound" as a form of alternative rock music in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Sometimes called "grunge," the "Seattle sound" is reflective of the youth culture in the region. The music of...
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