Economic Geography A Contemporary Introduction

ISBN-10: 0470943386

ISBN-13: 9780470943380

Edition: 2nd 2013

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Description: The 2nd edition of Coe’s Economic Geography is modified to provide a more information and resources for users including several new and enhanced chapters and images.For example, a Conceptual Foundations section introduces the basic building blocks of geographical analysis and understanding of the economy. These are also brought together in a geographical understanding of the dynamics of the capitalist system. Making the Spatial Economy introduces the inputs and actors, besides capitalists, who make the system work: the state, nature, labour and finance capital.Furthermore, Organizing Economic Space explores the ways in which economic relationships across space are established and maintained. The commodity chain provides the overall framework, but we then examine the role of space-shrinking technologies, the organization strategies of the transnational corporation, and finally the processes of selling economic goods and services. And lastly, People, Identities and Economic Life explores the blurred line between economic processes and the social and cultural contexts in which they are embedded. These chapters explore the role of social interaction in forming economic clusters, the role of gender and ethnicity in shaping economic processes, and finally the ways in which consumption processes are implicated in the identities of places and people.

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List price: $164.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/13/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

Henry Wai-chung Yeung is Assistant Professor and Kris Olds is Lecturer, both in the Department of Geography at National University of Singapore.

Conceptual Foundations
Thinking geographically
The economy: what does it mean?
Capitalism in motion: why is economic growth so uneven?
Making The (Spatial) Economy
The state: who runs the economy?
Environment/economy: can nature be a commodity?
Labour power: can workers shape economic geographies?
Making money: why has finance become so powerful?
Organizing Economic Space
Commodity chains: where does your breakfast come from?
Technological change: is the world getting smaller?
The transnational corporation: how does the global firm keep it all together?
Spaces of sale: how and where do we shop?
People, Identities, and Economic Life
Clusters: why do proximity and place matter?
Gendered economies: does gender shape economic lives?
Ethnic economies: do cultures have economies?
Consumption: you are what you buy?
Economic Geography: Intellectual Journeys and Future Horizons
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