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ERIC Number: EJ783974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
The "Cultural Turn" in the Classroom: Two Examples of Pedagogy and the Politics of Representation
Smith, Laurel
Journal of Geography, v101 n6 p240-249 Nov 2002
This article offers video lessons that interweave visual and written materials in order to introduce university undergraduates (who may or may not be geography majors) to some recent shifts in geographic inquiry. What is often described as the "cultural turn" in human geography invites us to examine more closely the politics of representation, whereby power relations animate the ever-unfolding construction of cultural identities. These examples of pedagogy explore the formulation of geographic knowledge about two cultural groups--the Maori and the Romany (a.k.a. Gypsies).
National Council for Geographic Education. Jacksonville State University, 206A Martin Hall, Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602. Tel: 256-782-5293; Fax: 256-782-5336; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A