Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction / Edition 2

Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction / Edition 2

by Neil Coe, Philip Kelly, Henry W. C. Yeung
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470943386

ISBN-13: 9780470943380

Pub. Date: 01/04/2013

Publisher: Wiley

Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction, 2nd Edition tackles major questions of economic life, from the activities of transnational corporations and states, to places of work and consumption. In accessible but sophisticated terms, this book invites students to explore how geographies (location, territory, place and scale) shape both large-scale economic

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Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction, 2nd Edition tackles major questions of economic life, from the activities of transnational corporations and states, to places of work and consumption. In accessible but sophisticated terms, this book invites students to explore how geographies (location, territory, place and scale) shape both large-scale economic processes and our lived experiences. Throughout this comprehensive text, the authors present contemporary insights from the field of Economic Geography, drawing on examples from across the globe. As students engage with this readable account of the field, they will come away with an understanding of how economic processes are rooted in social, cultural and political realities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470943380
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/04/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
517,613
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS

1. Thinking geographically

2. The economy: what does it mean?

3. Capitalism in motion: why is economic growth so uneven?

PART TWO: MAKING THE (SPATIAL) ECONOMY

4. The state: who runs the economy?

5. Environment/economy: can nature be a commodity?

6. Labour power: can workers shape economic geographies?

7. Making money: why has finance become so powerful?

PART THREE: ORGANIZING ECONOMIC SPACE

8. Commodity chains: where does your breakfast come from?

9. Technological change: is the world getting smaller?

10. The transnational corporation: how does the global firm keep it all together?

11. Spaces of sale: how and where do we shop?

PART FOUR: PEOPLE, IDENTITIES, AND ECONOMIC LIFE

12. Clusters: why do proximity and place matter?

13. Gendered economies: does gender shape economic lives?

14. Ethnic economies: do cultures have economies?

15. Consumption: you are what you buy?

PART FIVE: CONCLUSION

16. Economic Geography: Intellectual Journeys and Future Horizons

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