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Geographies of economies

Author: Roger Lee; Jane Wills
Publisher: London ; New York : Arnold, 1997.
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The contributors explore the wide-ranging and complex changes in the economic geographies of the contemporary world, and the diverse responses to these changes within their own particular discipline. They offer concise overviews of current debates.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Lee; Jane Wills
ISBN: 0340677171 9780340677179 0340677163 9780340677162 0470237392 9780470237397 0470244240 9780470244241
OCLC Number: 36103703
Description: xviii, 406 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Prologue: Economic Geographies: Representations and Interpretations / Roger Lee --
Introduction / Jane Wills and Roger Lee --
Sect. 1. (Re)Constituting Economic Geographies --
Introduction: Cultural Turns and the (Re)Constitution of Economic Geography / Philip Crang. 1. The Dialectic of Culture and Economy / Andrew Sayer. 2. Economic/Non-economic / Doreen Massey. 3. The Cultural Production of Economic Forms / Richard Peet. 4. The Invention of Regional Culture / Meric S. Gertler. 5. Economies of Power and Space / John Allen. 6. Nature as Artifice, Nature as Artefact: Development, Environment and Modernity in the Late Twentieth Century / Michael J. Watts and James McCarthy. 7. Re-placing Class in Economic Geographies: Possibilities for a New Class Politics / J.K. Gibson-Graham. 8. Local Politics, Anti-essentialism and Economic Geography / Joe Painter. 9. Rethinking Restructuring: Embodiment, Agency and Identity in Organizational Change / Susan Halford and Mike Savage. 10. A Tale of Two Cities? Embedded Organizations and Embodied Workers in the City of London / Linda M. McDowell --
Sect. 2. (Re)Thinking Globalization --
Introduction: True Stories? Global Nightmares, Global Dreams and Writing Globalization / Andrew Leyshon. 11. Globalization, Socio-economics, Territoriality / Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift. 12. Unpacking the Global / Peter Dicken, Jamie Peck and Adam Tickell. 13. Excluding the Other: The Production of Scale and Scaled Politics / Erik Swyngedouw. 14. Globalization and Geographies of Workers' Struggle in the Late Twentieth Century / Kevin R. Cox. 15. Notes on a Spatialized Labour Politics: Scale and the Political Geography of Dual Unionism in the US Longshore Industry / Andrew Herod. 16. Local Food/Global Food: Globalization and Local Restructuring / Robert Fagan. 17. Globalization of R & D in the Electronics Industry: The Recent Experience of Japan / David P. Angel and Lydia Savage. 18. Falling Out of the World Economy? Theorizing 'Africa' in World Trade / John Agnew and Richard Grant --
Sect. 3. New Geographies of Uneven Development --
Introduction: Theories of Accumulation and Regulation: Bringing Life Back into Economic Geography / Trevor J. Barnes. 19. Regional Economies as Relational Assets / Michael Storper. 20. Divergence, Instability and Exclusion: Regional Dynamics in Great Britain / Michael Dunford. 21. The Post-Keynesian State and the Space Economy / Ron Martin and Peter Sunley. 22. Bringing the Qualitative State into Economic Geography / Phillip M. O'Neill. 23. The End of Mass Production and of the Mass Collective Worker? Experimenting with Production and Employment / Ray Hudson. 24. The Role of Supply Chain Management Strategies in the 'Europeanization' of the Automobile Production System / David Sadler. 25. Informal Cities? Women's Work and Informal Activities on the Margins of the European Union / Dina Vaiou. 26. Breaking the Old and Constructing the New? Geographies of Uneven Development in Central and Eastern Europe / Adrian Smith. 27. California Rages: Regional Capitalism and the Politics of Renewal / Richard Walker --
Concluding Reflections on Geographies of Economies / Roger Lee and Jane Wills.
Responsibility: edited by Roger Lee and Jane Wills.

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