'The social and political power of the verity that there are no such things as economies, only economic geographies demands an analysis of the complex flows and relations implied by it. At last, here is a book – the book - which addresses the questions central to the critical understanding of economies and their formative geographies. This is a highly creative and transformative contribution' Roger Lee, Professor of Geography, Queen Mary, University of LondonHow do we conceptualise the production and re-production of social life? What are the most appropriate ways to conceptualise capitalist economies and their geographies? Economic Geographies integrates ideas of structure, agency, and practice to provide:· a detailed overview of recent key debates in economic geography: from political-economy and Marxism to post-structuralism· an explanation of the of relations between production, retail and consumption, governance and regulation· a discussion of the economy in terms of circuits, flows, and spaces that systematically relates the material to the culturalEconomic Geographies is a systematic audit of related developments in economic geography and the social sciences: these include consumption; economy and nature; and culture. The text will be required reading for upper-level undergraduates on courses in economic geography.

Conceptualising Economies and Their Geographies

Conceptualising Economies and Their Geographies

Conceptualising economies and their geographies


In recent years there has been ongoing, at times heated, debate in economic geography as to how best to conceptualise and theorise economies and their geographies. During the 1970s and 1980s, stimulated by the critique of spatial science and views of the space-economy that drew heavily on neo-classical economics, strands of heterodox political-economy approaches in general and Marxian political economy in particular rose to prominence. These were important in introducing concerns with issues of evolution, institutions and the state, alongside those of agency and structure, in developing more powerful and nuanced understandings of economies and their geographies. Much of the subsequent debate in the 1990s was informed by post-structural critiques of such political-economy approaches, especially those ...

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