Rethinking the Region argues that regions are not simply bounded spaces on a map. This book uses unique research of England during the 1980s to show how regions are made and unmade by social processes. The book examines how new lines of division both social and geographical were laid down as free-market growth and reconstructed this are as a `neo-liberal' region.
The authors argue that a more balanced form of growth is possible - within and between regions as well as between social groups. This book shows that to grasp the complexities of growth we must rethink `the region' in time as well as in space.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part 1 Discontinuous Regions; Chapter 1 When was the South East?; Chapter 2 Where is the South East?; Part 2 Regions and Identities; Chapter 3 Identity of Places; Chapter 4 Spaces of Identity; Part 3 Space-Times of Neo-Liberalism; Chapter 5 Self-Defeating Growth?; Chapter 6 Space, Place and Time;
John Allen, Doreen Massey and Allan Cochrane all work in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Open University.
with Julie Charlesworth, Gill Court, Nick Henry and Phil Sarre
"Very valuable to all students looking at regional issues" Dr Geoff Walker, West England University