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.

Sexing the Economy, Theorizing Bodies

Sexing the Economy, Theorizing Bodies

Sexing the economy, theorizing bodies

Twenty years ago, when Politics and Method (Massey and Meegan 1985b) demonstrated that theory and method are political, feminist scholarship was virtually invisible in geography. At the time, feminism was a political matter focused on pressing practical issues — the right to control one's body, access to contraception and abortion, male violence against women, the right to enjoy or ban pornographic images, wages for housework, equal pay. In retrospect, it's clear that these demands are academic/economic questions too — about gender segregation, pay inequality, domestic labour, the very definition of the economy itself. And so, feminist scholars began to debate the nature of the economy and the place of unwaged labour within it.

Almost ten years before ...

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