Journal of Cultural Geography

Publication covering geography and history.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 3, October

A Landscape History of New England
A Landscape History of New England, edited by Blake Harrison and Richard W. Judd, Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2011. xii + 413pp., US$34.95 (hardback), ISBN: 978-0-262-01640-7 The edited volume, A Landscape History of New England, advances the multidisciplinary...
Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth: Contemporary Policy and Practice
Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth: Contemporary Policy and Practice, edited by Peter Kraftl, John Horton, and Faith Tucker, Bristol, UK: The Policy Press, 2012. xiv + 279 pp., US$42.95 (paperback), ISBN: 978-1-8474-2845 Children and youth...
Cultural Attraction, 'Soft Power' and Proximity: The Popularity of Japanese Language in Hong Kong since the 1980s
This paper discusses the cultural attraction, 'soft power', and importance of cultural proximity to the popularity of the Japanese language in Hong Kong over the last three decades. Exploration of both primary and secondary sources constitutes the...
Cultural Geography and the Inner Dimensions of the Quest for Knowledge
In North American cultural geography, intellectual curiosity has motivated most scholarship directed to learning about the world. Two aspects of that curiosity, epistemic inquisitiveness and wonder, work together to drive the pursuit of knowledge that...
Flirting with Space: Journeys and Creativity
Flirting with Space: Journeys and Creativity, by David Crouch, Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010. 162 pp., US$99.95 (hardback), ISBN: 978-0-7546-7378-1 Much has been written about space and our human interactions with it. Certeau's idea of embodied...
Home Away from Home: Meanings of the American Truck Stop
This paper explores the place attachments of long-haul truck drivers to the truck stop. The feelings and ideas truckers have about truck stops are based upon the function these businesses play in the truckers' mobile lifestyle and the social interactions...
Spaces for Consumption
Spaces for Consumption, by Steven Miles, Los Angeles: Sage, 2010. i+209 pp., US$44.95 (paperback), ISBN: 978-1-4129-4666-7 Contrary to what its title and cover might suggest, Spaces for Consumption is not a book about the proliferation of shopping...
The Romance of the Inland Isle: Tocqueville's Democracy in America and the Landscape of Providence
Nearly two centuries after its publication, Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America (1990a) remains among the most influential accounts of American political culture. This essay argues that the rhetorical foundation of the Democracy's enduring...
"This Is Our Land": Collective Violence, Property Law, and Imagining the Geography of Palestine
This study seeks to explain the origins of two types of violence occurring on the Palestinian landscape, the erasure of Palestinian farms and the demolition of Palestinian homes. Such violence has two sources. One source derives from an enduring practice...