This is the first sustained discussion of methodological issues in economic geography in the last twenty years. It comprises an extended discussion of qualitative and ethnographic methods; an assessment of quantitative and numerical methods; an examination of post-structuralist and feminist methodologies; an overview of case-study approaches; and an inquiry into the relation between economic geography and other disciplines. With short, accessible, and engaging chapters, this is a critical assessment of qualitative and quantitative methods in economic geography.

Out of Africa: History, Nature, Empire

Out of Africa: History, Nature, Empire

Out of Africa: History, nature, empire

Every type of research represents a way of seeing. Behind each way of seeing is a story. Here is mine.

It may seem odd that in the affluent post-Second World War USA, a child could know hunger. That happened to me after a heart attack carried my father away at age 39, leaving my immigrant mother with five children under the age of six. We lived off a social security cheque whose wage earner had contributed only a few years of service. My mother had an eighth-grade education and few prospects. There were no relatives to assist us when economic free-fall began. One brother was chronically ill and his medical bills left us with even ...

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