Monthly Archives: July 2011

Professor Zapp discovers Cultural Geography!!!

In a recent entry on his New York Times blog, Stanley Fish (allegedly the model for Professor Zapp in David Lodge’s comic novels of academe) announces the discovery of cultural geography with the snazzy new label – Geohumanities (http://osiriseducational.co.uk/osirisblog/the-triumph-of-the-humanities). Fish … Continue reading

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Great Books by Geographers and Others

I recently read an interesting list of books on Stuart Elden’s Progressive Geographies blog. It was a kind of greatest hits list in which he “was thinking today about books by geographers, written in the last thirty years or so, … Continue reading

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Elites are cosmopolitan, people are local?

“the rich have mobility and the poor have locality…the rich are global and the poor are local”(Terry Eagleton, After Theory 2003, p22) elites are cosmopolitan, people are local” (Manuel Castells, the Network Society, 2000, p. 446) These two (remarkably similar) quotes make some sense when … Continue reading

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Desire Lines/Geography/Poetry

I have been writing a series of poems called “Desire Lines”. A Desire Line (or Desire Path) is the name given to the makes made upon the landscape by people (or animals) as they make their way from A to … Continue reading

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