Whatever happened to the social? Reflections on the ‘cultural turn’ in British human geography

  title={Whatever happened to the social? Reflections on the ‘cultural turn’ in British human geography},
  author={Gill Valentine},
  journal={Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift - Norwegian Journal of Geography},
  pages={166 - 172}
  • G. Valentine
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • Sociology
  • Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift - Norwegian Journal of Geography
This paper focuses on the 'cultural turn' which has taken place in British and to a lesser extent North American and Australian human geography in the last decade. It begins by exploring what constitutes the cultural in what has been dubbed 'new cultural geography'. It then explores contemporary claims that cultural geography has eclipsed or marginalised social geography. The final section evaluates these claims about the demise of the social, arguing that the social has not been evacuated but… 
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