1st Edition

Geographies of Economies

Edited By Roger Lee, Jane Wills Copyright 1997
    424 Pages
    by Routledge

    424 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Setting out to explore the intersections of economy and geography, this book brings together contributions from the world's top economic geographers.

    Over forty contributors draw upon contemporary theory and experience to explore the cultural and social constitution of economic geographies, processes of globalisation and new forms of political regulation and practice. Although focusing upon 'new' economic geography, the book also illustrates the many connections with previous scholarship as scholars seek to reconstruct the traditions of political economy to understand the contemporary world.

    Highlighting and illustrating contemporary developments, the book opens up discussion about the implications of the complex geographies involved. In pointing to new directions of research and debate, this major statement in state of the art economic geography demonstrates the central relevance of economic geography not only in understanding the trajectories of change but in proposing alternatives.

    (Re)constituting economic geographies
    The dialect of culture and economy: the economization of culture and the culturization of economy
    The invention of regional culture
    The cultural production of economic forms
    Economies of power and space
    Nature as artifice, nature as artefact: development, environment and modernity in the late twentieth century
    A tale of two cities? Embedded organisations and embodies workers in the city of London
    Re-thinking restructuring: embodiment, agency and identity in organisational change
    Re-placing class in economic geographies: possibilities for a new class politics
    Local politics, anti-essentialism and economic geography
    True stories? Global nightmares, global dreams and writing globalisation
    Globalisation, socioeconomics, territoriality
    Unpacking the global
    Local food
    global food: globalisation and local restructuring
    Excluding the other: the production of scale and scaled politics
    Globalisation and geographies of workers' struggle in the late twentieth century
    Globalisation of R & D in the electronics industry: the recent experience of Japan
    Falling out of the world economy? Theorizing 'Africa' in world trade
    Notes on a spatialized labour politics: scale and the political geography of dual unionism in the US east coast longshore industry
    Theories of accumulation and regulation: bringing life back into economical geography
    Regional economies as relational assets
    Divergence, instability and exlusion: regional dynamics in Great Britain
    The post-Keynesian state and the space economy
    Bringing the qualitative state into economic geography
    The end of mass production and of the mass collective worker? Experimenting with production, employment and their geographies
    The role of supply chain management strategies in the 'Europeanisation' of the automobile production system
    Breaking the old and constructing the new? geographies of uneven development in central and Eastern Europe
    California rages: regional capitalism and the politics of renewal
    Informal cities? Women's work and the informal activities on the margins of the European union
    ...an excellent collection...with value packed chapters..the wait has been well worth it... The authors are to be congratulated on producing what is probably the best economic geography book of the last decade.
    Environment and Planning A

    This is a really great book... a joy to review... 'Geography of Economies' is a substantial statement in economic geography.
    Economic Geography Research Group of the IBG

    an excellent collection....The wait ha been well worth it, as I am sure a wide audience will agree. My students have been very impressed with it, commenting that it is a ""who's who of geographers we've heard of!""....value-packed chapters....this is an excellent book which deserves to be widely read. It is invaluable for teaching purposes and will provide research students, older hands, and inter
    Environment and Planning