Economic Spaces of Pastoral Production and Commodity Systems: Markets and Livelihoods, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Economic Spaces of Pastoral Production and Commodity Systems

Markets and Livelihoods, 1st Edition

By Richard Le Heron

Edited by Jörg Gertel


362 pages

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Pastoralism as a land use system is under recognized in terms of its contribution to food provision, livelihoods as well as to human security. This book is the first attempt to explore the dynamics of economic spaces of pastoral production and commodity systems for explicit South and North positionings. It develops and applies a new approach in combining agri-food, market and commodity chain perspectives with livelihood approaches. This enables new understandings of re-aligning exchange relations between the global south and the global north. The case studies presented open up new empirical insights in largely under-researched areas, such as Afghanistan, Chad, Tibet and Siberia and very recent changes in industrialized economies with major pastoral sectors. The book reveals new evidence and theoretical insights about significant changes in established producer-consumer relations in agriculture and food.


'… the book and especially the discussion in the concluding chapter provide an excellent starting point from which a more generalised assessment can be debated. As such, this is an invaluable book for all scholars of agrifood systems analysis, with insights readily extended from pastoralism to other forms of production.' New Zealand Geographer

About the Author/Editor

Jörg Gertel, Leipzig University, Germany & Richard Le Heron, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

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Economic Geography Series

Economic Geography Series
Innovative and stimulating, this series enlivens the field of economic geography and regional development, providing key volumes for academic use across a variety of disciplines. Exploring a broad range of interrelated topics, the series enhances our understanding of the dynamics of modern economies in developed and developing countries, as well as the dynamics of transition economies. It embraces both cutting edge research monographs and strongly themed edited volumes, thus offering significant added value to the field and to the individual topics addressed.

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SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography