Title

The Development of Social and Cultural Geographies in Taiwan: Knowledge Production and Social Relevance

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

10-2006

Abstract

Social and cultural geographies have long occupied a marginal position in Taiwan's scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. Despite the influence of the so-called ‘cultural turn’ that has characterized much of Anglo-American scholarship since the 1990s (Barnett 1998), Taiwan's scholarship in the social sciences in general and human geography more specifically has remained relatively untouched by these intellectual currents till very recent years. This paper seeks to examine the social, intellectual and institutional contexts that explain this marginalization, and consider the possibilities for social and cultural geographies' emergence from marginality in Taiwan in the future. This possibility is considered in light of the burgeoning social and cultural geographies in Anglo-American scholarship and the emerging influence of cultural studies in Taiwan.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Human Geography

Research Areas

Humanities

Publication

Social and Cultural Geography

Volume

7

Issue

5

First Page

827

Last Page

845

ISSN

1464-9365

Identifier

10.1080/14649360600974790

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1080/14649360600974790