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Sharon Zukin's 1991 book, Landscapes of Power, developed an argument that the creative destruction inherent to capitalism also remakes the places in which people live, work, consume, and recreate. The term has been adopted by geographers, sociologists, urban studies, historians, anthropologists, and political scientists and is present in many different debates about economics and geography since the publication of Zukin's book. Because the term is about the dynamic relationship between economics, politics, culture, and space, it can be used to support a variety of arguments. This entry looks at the key arguments in Zukin and later adoptions to other areas of study.

Key Principles

Following in the tradition of the historian Karl Polanyi, who described the emergence of capitalism in The Great Transformation, Zukin outlines how ...

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