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Economic geography : a contemporary introduction

Author: Neil M Coe; Philip F Kelly; Henry Wai-Chung Yeung
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, ©2007.
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Economic Geography is a comprehensive introduction to this growing field, providing students with a vibrant and distinctive geographical insight into the economy.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil M Coe; Philip F Kelly; Henry Wai-Chung Yeung
ISBN: 9781405132152 1405132159 1405132191 9781405132190
OCLC Number: 145386111
Description: xxvi, 426 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Boxes. Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: Conceptual Foundations:. 1. A Geographical Approach to the Economy. Introduction. Poverty and Economics: Explaining What Went Wrong. Geographical Perspectives on the Economy. A World of Difference: From Masochi to Manhattan. Overview of the Book. 2. Economic Discourse: Does 'the Economy' Really Exist?. Introduction. The Taken-for-granted Economy. A Brief History of 'the Economy'. Expanding the Economy beyond the Economic. Representing Economic Processes. Summary. Part II: Dynamics of Economic Space:. 3. Uneven Development: Why is Economic Growth and Development so Uneven?. Introduction. Uneven Development - Naturally!. Marxian Approaches: Conceptualizing Value and Structure. The Fundamentals of Capitalism. The Contradictions of Capitalism. Placing and Scaling Capitalism. Putting People in the System. Going beyond Capitalism. Summary. 4. Commodity Chains: Where Does Your Breakfast Come From?. Introduction. Capitalism, Commodities and Consumers. Linking Producers and Consumers: The Commodity Chain Approach. Re-regulating Commodity Chains: The World of Standards. The Limits to Ethical Intervention?. Summary. 5. Technology and Agglomeration: Does Technology Eradicate Distance?. Introduction. The Rise of 'Placeless' Production?. Understanding Technological Changes and Their Geographical Impacts. Proximity Matters: Traded and Untraded Interdependencies within Clusters. Neither Here Nor There: Thinking Relationally. Summary. 6. Environment/Economy: Can Nature Be a Commodity?. Introduction. How Is Nature Counted in Economic Thought?. Incorporating Nature, Commodification, Ownership and Marketization. Valuing Nature: The Commodification of Environmental Degradation. Bringing Nature to Life. Summary. Part III: Actors in Economic Space:. 7. The State: Who Controls the Economy: Firms or Governments?. Introduction. The 'Globalization Excuse' and the End of the Nation-state?. Functions of the State (in Relation to the Economy): Long Live the State!. Types of States Today. Reconfiguring the State. Beyond the State?. Summary. 8. The Transnational Corporation: How Does the Global Firm Keep It All Together?. Introduction. The Myth of Being Everywhere, Effortlessly. Revisiting Chains and Networks: The Basic Building Blocks of TNCs. Organizing Transnational Economic Activities 1: Intra-firm Relationships. Organizing Transnational Economic Activities 2: Inter-firm Relationships. The Limits to Global Reach?. Summary. 9. Labour Power: Can Workers Shape Economic Geographies?. Introduction. Global Capital, Local Labour?. Geographies of Labour: Working under Pressure. Labour Geographies: Workers as an Agent of Change. Beyond Capital versus Labour: Towards Alternative Ways of Working?. Summary. 10. Consumption: Is the Customer Always Right?. Introduction. The Consumption Process. The Changing Geographies of Retailing. The Changing Spaces of Consumption. Consumption, Place and Identity. Summary. Part IV: Socializing Economic Life:. 11. Culture and the Firm: Do Countries and Companies Have Economic Cultures?. Introduction. Firms Are the Same Everywhere, or Are They?. Fragmenting the Firm: Corporate Cultures and Discourses. National Business Systems. Regional Cultures. Multiple Cultures, Multiple Scales. Summary. 12. Gendered Economic Geographies: Does Gender Shape Economic Lives?. Introduction. Seeing Gender in the Economy. From Private to Public Space: Women Entering the Workforce. Gendering Jobs and Workplaces. Home, Work and Space in the Labour Market. Towards a Feminist Economic Geography?. Summary. 13. Ethnic Economies: Do Cultures Have Economies?. Introduction. 'Colour-blind' Economics. Ethnic Sorting in the Workforce. Ethnic Businesses and Clusters. The Economic Geographies of Transnationalism. The Limits to Ethnicity. Summary. Index
Responsibility: Neil M. Coe, Philip F. Kelly, and Henry Wai-Chung Yeung.


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