'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.
Flows of People
Flows of People
Complex economies, based around deep social and technical divisions of labour and spatial separation of spaces of residence, consumption, exchange and production, are characterised by large-scale flows of people between these locations. While flows of people in space/time vary in terms of volume, distance, mode of transport used, frequency, rhythms, and length of stay (and the same person may be involved in flows of varying spatialities and temporalities), there are nevertheless definite regularities and patterns in these flows. These spatio-temporal regularities are a consequence of the performative and social character of the economy, which necessitates that its practices generally need to be carried out collectively in specific time/space settings because of such coupling constraints (Hagerstrand, 1975). These varied flows of ...