Economic Geography A Contemporary Introduction

ISBN-10: 1405132191
ISBN-13: 9781405132190
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Written in a clear, engaging and lively style, this text debates a wide range of topics including economic discourses, uneven development, commodity chains, technology and agglomeration, the commodification of nature, transnational corporations, labour, consumption, and economic cultures.

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Boxes
Preface
Acknowledgements
Conceptual Foundations
A Geographical Approach to the Economy
Economic Discourse: Does 'the Economy' Really Exist?
Dynamics of Economic Space
Uneven Development: Why Is Economic Growth and Development So Uneven?
Commodity Chains: Where Does Your Breakfast Come From?
Technology and Agglomeration: Does Technology Eradicate Distance?
Environment/Economy: Can Nature Be a Commodity?
Actors in Economic Space
The State: Who Controls the Economy: Firms or Governments?
The Transnational Corporation: How Does the Global Firm Keep It All Together?
Labour Power: Can Workers Shape Economic Geographies?
Consumption: Is the Customer Always Right?
Socializing Economic Life
Culture and the Firm: Do Countries and Companies Have Economic Cultures?
Gendered Economic Geographies: Does Gender Shape Economic Lives?
Ethnic Economies: Do Cultures Have Economies?
Index

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