The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography
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The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography



© 2011 | 432 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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"This timely volume comprehensuvely summerises the various approaches to research that have come to constitute contemporary economic geography. Expert assessments provide a lively sense of the research frontier making this essential reading for all who seek to understand and appreciate the field."
- Eric Sheppard, University of Minnesota

"One of the best economic georgraphy texts in recent years, covering both the history of the discipline and outlining areas for future research... The quality of the chapters remains high throughout and many can and should remain as future reference for research and/or teaching."
- Pedro Marques, Journal of Economic Geography

What difference does it make to think about the economy in geographical terms? The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography illustrates the significance of thinking the 'economy' and the 'economic' geographically. It identifies significant stages in the discipline's development, and focuses on the key themes and ideas that inform present thinking.

Organised in sections with multiple chapters, The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography is a complete overview of the discipline that critically assesses:

  • Location, the quantitative revolution and the 'new economic geography'
  • Geographies of globalization and capitalism
  • Geographies of scale/place and the local/global
  • Geographies of nature, agriculture, sustainable development and the political ecology
  • Geographies of uneven development, economic decline, and money and finance
  • Geographies of consumption and services
  • Geographies of regulation and governance, neo-liberalism and welfare.

Placing the discipline in vivid historical and contemporary context, The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography is a timely, essential work for postgraduates, researchers and academics in economic geography.

Andrew Leyshon et al
Introduction
PART ONE: LOCATION MODELS AND QUANTITATIVE ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
J rgen Essletzbichler
Locating Location Models
Trevor Barnes
The Quantitative Revolution and Economic Geography
Ron Martin
The 'New Economic Geography': Credible Models of the Economic Landscape?
PART TWO: POLITICAL ECONOMIES OF SPACE I
Richard Peet, Ipsita Chatterjee and Elaine Hartwick
Making Sense of Globalization Hegemonic and Counter-Hegemonic Geographies
Neil M. Coe
Unpacking Globalization: Changing Geographies of the Global Economy
Peter Sunley
The Consequences of Economic Globalization
PART THREE: POLITICAL ECONOMIES OF SPACE II
Martin Jones
The Local in the Global
Neil Brenner
Critical Sociospatial Theory and the Geographies of Uneven Spatial Development
Philip Kelly
Space, Place and Labour
PART FOUR: POLITICAL ECONOMIES OF SPACE III
Susan Christopherson
The Geographies of Capitalism
Paul Routledge
Capitalism and Social Justice
Jonathan V. Beaverstock, James R. Faulconbridge and Michael Hoyler
Globalisation and the City
Michael Samers
Towards a Critical Economic Geography of Workfare
PART FIVE: POLITICAL ECONOMIES OF NATURE
Gavin Bridge
The Economy of Nature: From Political Ecology to the Social Construction of Nature
David Demeritt
The Antonymies of Sustainable Development: Sustaining What, How, and for Whom
Michael K. Goodman
Towards Visceral Entanglements: Knowing and Growing the Economic Geographies of Food
PART SIX: UNEVEN DEVELOPMENT: GEOGRAPHIES OF ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DECLINE
Ray Hudson
Geographies of Economic Decline
Nick Henry and Stuart Dawley
Geographies of Economic Growth I: Industrial and Technology Regions
Michael Pryke
Geographies of Economic Growth II: Money and Finance
PART SEVEN: GEOGRAPHIES OF CONSUMPTION AND ECONOMIC SPECTACLE
Louise Crewe
Geographies of Retailing and Consumption: The Shopping List Compendium
Andy C Pratt
An Economic Geography of the Cultural Industries
Linda Mcdowell
Doing Gender, Performing Work
PART EIGHT: RETHINKING THE ECONOMIC
Louise Johnson
Feminist Economic Geographies
Roger Lee
Ordinary Economic Geographies: Can Economic Geographies Be Non-Economic?
Andrew Leyshon
Towards a Non-Economic, Economic Geography? From Black Boxes to the Cultural Circuit of Capital in Economic Geographies of Firms and Managers

One of the best economic georgraphy texts in recent years, covering both the history of the discipline and outlining areas for future research... The quality of the chapters remains high throughout and many can and should remain as future reference for research and/or teaching.

Pedro Marques
Journal of Economic Geography

A high-quality collection of individual scholarship, characterized by a critical, persuasive and thought-provoking engagement with economic geographies... This explicit and critical engagement with political and social relations in economic geography gives the handbook its particular flavour and sets it apart from others in the field.

Lars Coenen
Regional Studies

This timely volume comprehensuvely summerises the various approaches to research that have come to constitute contemporary economic geography. Expert assessments provide a lively sense of the research frontier making this essential reading for all who seek to understand and appreciate the field.

Eric Sheppard
University of Minnesota

A powerful, persuasive, imaginative, and relevant synthesis of a sub-discipline. Part historical reconstruction, part survey of the varied domains of economic geography (from location and uneven development to economies of nature and spectacle), this book bristles with the ideas that have shaped thinking - and practice - on the geographies of economic organisation. It is a must read not only for geographers but also other people, disciplines and practices interested in the spatial dynamics of the modern economy.

Ash Amin
Professor of Geography, Durham University

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