Cultural Geography

Cultural geography studies the relationship between people, customs, and geography. Cultural geography studies people’s cultural values, behaviors, discursive and material expressions, and artefacts, as well as society’s cultural diversity and heterogeneity, how cultures are spread over space, how places and identities are formed, how people make sense of places and create senses of place, and how people develop and communicate information and meaning.

Geography of Happiness

Mark Altaweel

Geography can have a major influence on happiness.

World map showing the number of heavy metal bands per 100,000 people by country.

Geography of Heavy Metal Bands

Caitlin Dempsey

Which countries have the most heavy metal bands?

Book cover for We Are the Land.

Review | We Are the Land: A History of Native California

G.T. Dempsey

We Are the Land: A History of Native California recounts the perspective of the California Indians.

Geography of Thanksgiving

Caitlin Dempsey

Each November, families in the United States gather to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Screenshot of the Music Map - Search online mapping application.

The Geography of Music

Mark Altaweel

Music has a number of important geographical links that affect the economic, politics, and tastes of music.