Politics and Practice in Economic Geography
- Adam Tickell - Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
- Eric Sheppard - University California, Los Angeles, USA
- Jamie Peck - University of British Columbia, Canada
- Trevor J Barnes - University of British Columbia, Canada
- Economic Geography Research Group
In the last fifteen years economic geography has experienced a number of fundamental theoretical and methodological shifts. Politics and Practice in Economic Geography explains and interrogates these fundamental issues of research practice in the discipline.
Concerned with examining the methodological challenges associated with that 'cultural turn', the text explains and discusses:
- qualitative and ethnographic methodologies
- the role and significance of quantitative and numerical methods
- the methodological implications of both post-structural and feminist theories
- the use of case-study approaches
- the methodological relation between the economic geography and neoclassical economics, economic sociology, and economic anthropology.
Leading contributors examine substantive methodological issues in economic geography and make a distinctive contribution to economic-geographical debate and practice.
Very good reading for advanced students with an interest in cultural/methodic/political aspects of doing economic geographies.