Geographies of Power: Placing Scale / Edition 1

Geographies of Power: Placing Scale / Edition 1

by Andrew Herod
     
 

Declaring that the "power to proclaim the globality of any event is the power to put the world on alert," Herod (geography, U. of Georgia) and Wright (geography and women's studies, Pennsylvania State U.) argue the "scaling" of such issues as terrorism, capital mobility, climate change, and disease pandemics is important to the understanding of theorizing and rhetoric… See more details below

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Declaring that the "power to proclaim the globality of any event is the power to put the world on alert," Herod (geography, U. of Georgia) and Wright (geography and women's studies, Pennsylvania State U.) argue the "scaling" of such issues as terrorism, capital mobility, climate change, and disease pandemics is important to the understanding of theorizing and rhetoric of a range of social questions. They present 10 contributions that explore such topics from a variety of perspectives. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631225584
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/30/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Contributors.

Acknowledgments.

Placing Scale: An Introduction. (Andrew Herod and Melissa W. Wright).

Part I: Theorizing Scale.

Introduction: Theorizing Scale. (Andrew Herod and Melissa W. Wright).

1. Beyond Global vs. Local: Economic Politics Outside the Binary Frame. (J. K. Gibson-Graham).

2. The Urban as an Object of Study in Global Cities Literatures: Representational Practices and Conceptions of Place and Scale. (Eugene J. McCann).

3. “Globalization,” the “Regulation Approach,” and the Politics of Scale. (Kevin Cox).

4. Retheorizing the Scale of Globalization: Topologies, Actor-Networks, and Cosmopolitanism. (Alan Latham).

Part II: Rhetoric of Scale.

Introduction: Rhetoric of Scale. (Andrew Herod and Melissa W. Wright).

5. “Adventure Travel for the Mind’’: Analyzing the United States Virtual Trade Mission’s Promotion of Globalization through Discourse and Corporate Media Strategies. (Ken Hillis, Michael Petit, and Altha J. Cravey).

6. Popular Culture, Academic Discourse, and the Incongruities of Scale. (Andrew Kirby).

7. Maintaining National Identity at the Border: Scale, Masculinity, and the Policing of Immigration in Southern California. (Susan P. Mains).

Part III: Scales of Praxis.

Introduction: Scales of Praxis. (Andrew Herod and Melissa W. Wright).

8. Contested Landscapes of Labor: Rival Unionism in the Farm Implements Industry. (Jeff Crump).

9. The Politics of Environmental Justice as the Politics of Scale: St. James Parish, Louisiana and the Shintech Siting Controversy. (Hilda Kurtz).

10. Networks, Governance, and the Politics of Scale: Inter-Urban Networks and the European Union. (Helga Leitner, Claire Pavlik, and Eric Sheppard).

Index.

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