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.

Putting Play to Work

Putting Play to Work

Putting play to work
GeraldinePratt and CalebJohnston

On 19 March 2004 the play, Practicing Democracy, was in its third week of performance. It was playing to a capacity crowd at St James’ Community Square, a converted church on Vancouver's affluent west side. This was a small space that brought the audience close to the actors, who were selected as much for their lived experience with poverty as their talents as actors. Theresa, cast as a survival sex worker, began the scene in which she approached Emily on the street for much-needed cash. A woman in the audience shouted “Stop!” She walked up to the stage, asking to replace Emily. The scene began again. Approached by Theresa, the woman denied her the money, but ...

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