Reading Economic Geography / Edition 1

Reading Economic Geography / Edition 1

by Trevor J. Barnes
     
 

This reader introduces students to examples of the most important research contributions to economic geography in recent years. In its structure and content, it mirrors Blackwell’s Companion to Economic Geography and it can be used either to complement that volume or as a stand-alone text.

The reader opens with an editorial introduction, summarising

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This reader introduces students to examples of the most important research contributions to economic geography in recent years. In its structure and content, it mirrors Blackwell’s Companion to Economic Geography and it can be used either to complement that volume or as a stand-alone text.

The reader opens with an editorial introduction, summarising the nature of contemporary economic geography, explaining the volume’s structure, and discussing what it means to take a critical approach to geography. The readings themselves are grouped into five sections, each of which is also prefaced by an editorial commentary, placing them within a critical framework. Suggestions for further reading are included to enable students to investigate particular topics further. The editors are all highly respected international authorities on economic geography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631235545
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Readers in Geography Series, #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Reading Economic Geography1
Pt. IWorlds of Economic Geography11
Introduction: Paradigms Lost13
1The Difference a Generation Makes19
2Industry and Space: A Sympathetic Critique of Radical Research29
3An Institutionalist Perspective on Regional Economic Development48
4Refiguring the Economic in Economic Geography59
5The Economy, Stupid! Industrial Policy Discourse and the Body Economic72
Pt. IIRealms of Production89
Introduction: Problematizing Production91
6Is There a Service Economy? The Changing Capitalist Division of Labor97
7Uneven Development: Social Change and Spatial Divisions of Labor111
8Flexible Production Systems and Regional Development: The Rise of New Industrial Spaces in North America and Western Europe125
9Global-Local Tensions: Firms and States in the Global Space-Economy137
10The Politics of Relocation: Gender, Nationality, and Value in a Mexican Maquiladora151
Pt. IIIResource Worlds167
Introduction: Producing Nature169
11Nature, Economy, and the Cultural Politics of Theory: The "War Against the Seals" in the Bering Sea, 1870-1911175
12Modernity and Hybridity: Nature, Regeneracionismo, and the Production of the Spanish Waterscape, 1890-1930189
13Oil as Money: The Devil's Excrement and the Spectacle of Black Gold205
14Converting the Wetlands, Engendering the Environment: The Intersection of Gender with Agrarian Change in The Gambia220
15Nourishing Networks: Alternative Geographies of Food235
Pt. IVSocial Worlds249
Introduction: Bringing in the Social251
16Bringing the Qualitative State back into Economic Geography257
17Territories, Flows, and Hierarchies in the Global Economy271
18Contesting Works Closures in Western Europe's Old Industrial Regions: Defending Place or Betraying Class?290
19Class and Gender Relations in the Local Labor Market and the Local State304
20Thinking through Work: Gender, Power, and Space315
Pt. VSpaces of Circulation329
Introduction: From Distance to Connectivity331
21The End of Geography or the Explosion of Place? Conceptualizing Space, Place, and Information Technology336
22Best Practice? Geography, Learning, and the Institutional Limits to Strong Convergence350
23Blood, Thicker than Water: Interpersonal Relations and Taiwanese Investment in Southern China362
24From Registered Nurse to Registered Nanny: Discursive Geographies of Filipina Domestic Workers in Vancouver, BC375
25Discourse and Practice in Human Geography389
Consolidated bibliography403
Index439

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