|School||Cardiff School of Planning and Geography|
|External Subject Code||K400|
|Number of Credits||20|
|Language of Delivery||English|
|Module Leader||Dr Jonathan Anderson|
Recent years have witnessed a so-called ‘cultural turn’ within geography as the inter-relations between culture, space and place have been awarded an increased significance. Moving away from traditional concerns with narrow and descriptive understandings of culture, a ‘new’ cultural geography has emerged which has attempted to understand the multiple and contested cultural meanings attached to space, place and landscape.
This module provides a critical review of these developments. It begins by tracing the historical development of cultural geography and then moves on to provide an overview of the key components of the contemporary subject. In particular, the module considers the cultural construction of space and place, geographies of identity and difference, spaces of power and resistance, and culture of nature.
The module will be delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars.
Culture, Space And Place - Individual Essay
Culture, Space And Place - Film Essay
Students will be expected to demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the need to appreciate the multiple and contested meanings attached to culture and the ways in which these meanings connect with and are played out in space.
There will be two sessions per week. Each will be based around a formal lecture complemented by video presentations and group discussions.
The module will provide students with the following:
Central to this module is the development of students’ ability to engage critically with the complex theoretical and empirical connections between culture, space and place. This is assessed through essays or film which all students must undertake.
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