Cultural Geography, Its Idiosyncrasies and Possibilities

  • Daniel W. Gade
Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 15)


More than other subsets of the discipline, American cultural geography has resisted the bandwagons that have swept geography since World War II. Small wonder, then, that its applied dimension has been feeble compared to most other components of the intellectual sprawl that is geography today. The nature of cultural geography as well as the mindsets of its practitioners account for a certain determination and resiliency in the face of strong pressures to follow the herd. This remark is not to suggest, however, that the cultural optic has had no new developments or applications or that all of its researchers fit the same mold. Cultural geography now has a near constellation of thematic concerns, and it has become more difficult to characterize this subfield than it was thirty years ago.


Cultural Landscape American Geographer Cultural Geography Cultural Ecology Apply Geography 
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  • Daniel W. Gade
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of VermontBurlingtonUSA

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