Key Concepts in Economic Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, this book provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in economic geography. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes:

An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field; Over 20 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions, and evolutions of the subject; Extensive pedagogic features that enhance understanding including figures, diagrams, and further reading

An ideal companion text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in economic geography, the book presents the key concepts in the discipline, demonstrating their historical roots, and contemporary applications to fully understand the processes of economic change, regional growth and decline, globalization, and the changing locations of firms and industries. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, the book is an essential addition to any geography student's library.

Socio-Cultural Contexts of Economic Change
Socio-cultural contexts of economic change

How do economic geographers conceptualize the ‘economy’ in contemporary settings? Although the economy has been at the core of analysis for economic geographers, they also increasingly acknowledge that territorial dynamics are multi-dimensional and that economic processes are deeply intertwined with social processes, cultural transformation, and institutional change. Section 5 includes key concepts that not only serve as key geographic determinants, but also represent analytical tools to understand socio-cultural contexts of the economy.

In the chapter on Culture, we examine how economic geographers engage with cultural aspects of economic change. If the chapter on Regional Disparity (Section 3) represented the central ideological debate of the past, culture represents the contemporary realm in which major ideological differences are ...

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