Bonnemaison's work presents an original refreshing alternative to the more traditional approach to cultural geography. Drawing on 30 years' work which took him to Madagascar, New Hebrides, Australia and New Caledonia, Bonnemaison explores questions around the geography of culture and the anthropology of space as he attempts no less than a recrafting of cultural geography. The introduction from John Agnew, who knew Bonnemaison for many years, provides both biographical and contextual detail.
The translation into English of Joel Bonnemaison's La Geographie Culturelle is a major event. In this gem of a book, Bonnemaison makes a powerful case for an entirely new form of cultural geography. - Mike Heffernan, Nottingham University