'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.

From Spaces of Pollution and Waste to Sustainable Spaces?

From Spaces of Pollution and Waste to Sustainable Spaces?

From spaces of pollution and waste to sustainable spaces?


Economic activities necessarily involve chemical and physical material transformations. As such, they have unavoidable and often unintended and unwanted effects on nature and natural eco-systems (in so far as any eco-system can be so described in the face of pervasive human impacts). Consequently, economic processes result in varied forms of environmental pollution. Pollutants can be defined as ‘xenobiotic substances and natural substances in unnatural concentrations’ (Weaver et al., 2000, 37). Pollutants and wastes have replaced neo-Malthusian fears of resource depletion posing ‘limits to growth’ as the critical environmental problem (Young, 1992, 5). Nevertheless, the natural environment continues to perform as a sink of infinite capacity for free deposition ...

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