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By Pamela Shurmer-Smith

Doing Cultural Geography is an creation to cultural geography that integrates theoretical dialogue with utilized examples. The emphasis all through is on doing. spotting that many undergraduates have trouble with either thought and techniques classes, the textual content demystifies the ‘theory’ informing cultural geography and encourages scholars to interact without delay with concept in perform. It emphasizes what could be performed with humanist, Marxist, poststructuralist, feminist, and postcolonial thought, demonstrating that this is often easy methods to instructed scholars to have interaction with the differently daunting theoretical literature.

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They have implications for various minority rights groups such as disabled people, aged people and children, people advocating alternative lifestyles, again, not class based categories. Laclau and Mouffe (1985; Laclau 1994) MARX AND AFTER have been at the forefront of the post-Marxist movement which emphasizes minority rights and claims that there is a need for a democratic revolution which sees a movement away from what Indian theorists such as Ahmad (1996) and Vanaik (1997) call ‘majoritarianism’.

For after the natural, commodity and structural stages comes the fractal stage . . At the fourth, the fractal, or viral, or radiant stage of value, there is no point of reference at all, and value radiates in all directions, occupying all interstices, without reference to anything whatsoever, by virtue of pure contiguity. At the fractal stage there is no longer any equivalence . . properly speaking there is no law of value, merely a sort of epidemic of value, a sort of metastasis of value, a haphazard proliferation and dispersal of value.

Commodification aims to stimulate desire for things and experiences which goes MARX AND AFTER beyond need and want. The extract from Giulianotti (1999) focuses on the way in which football has become different since it became much more expensive to watch and players started to be paid very large sums of money. The new expensiveness has gone hand in hand with a glamorization of the sport and the development of an international star system which goes well beyond mere respect for skill. Since 1990, the structural nexus of football and the working classes has been strongly undermined.

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