Editorial introduction: Revisiting Denis Cosgrove and Peter Jackson's ‘New directions in cultural geography’

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This editorial introduction provides an overview of this ‘Classics Revisited’ section. The section focuses on a seminal paper by Denis Cosgrove and Peter Jackson (Area, 19, 95–101) that sought to bring social and cultural geographies into greater and more productive dialogue, in particular around ideas of landscape, resistance and social difference. This introductory piece explains the rationale behind choosing this paper as an Area ‘Classic’, provides an overview of the key arguments of the original articles and briefly summarises the five reflective pieces that follow.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-366
Number of pages2
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2016


  • cultural geography, landscape, resistance, social difference, social geography

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