The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography. Wiley Blackwell Companions to Geography

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  • 664 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This comprehensive overview of the field is the successor to the successful and highly regarded Companion to Economic Geography published by Blackwell more than a decade ago.   

In a clear and accessible format, leading authors provide a guide to research across the relevant topics of economic geography since the original companion was published, focusing on developments of the past ten years and drawing on the expertise of a new generation of scholars. 

In three sections, the book examines the evolution of economic geography, reviews recent work, and explores areas of overlap between economic geography and cognate disciplines. 

It addresses the growing diversity of the field, its increasingly international make–up, and the major areas of debate, including economic questions about what societies produce and consume; political questions about how governance shapes production and consumption; and social and cultural questions about how identities shape economic processes. 

The Wiley–Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography presents students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of the state of the field, from a prestigious editorial team, with contributions from an international cast of prominent scholars.

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List of Illustrations xi

Notes on Contributors xii

Acknowledgements xviii

The Long Decade: Economic Geography, Unbound 1Eric Sheppard, Trevor J. Barnes, and Jamie Peck

Section I Trajectories 25

Editors’ Introduction: Trajectories 27Eric Sheppard, Trevor J. Barnes, and Jamie Peck

1 Diverse Economies: Performative Practices for “Other Worlds” 33J.K. Gibson–Graham

2 Geography in Economy: Reflections on a Field 47Richard Walker

3 Release the Hounds! The Marvelous Case of Political Economy 61Geoff Mann

4 The Industrial Corporation and Capitalism’s Time–Space Fix 74Phillip O’Neill

5 Theory, Practice, and Crisis: Changing Economic Geographies of Money and Finance 91Sarah Hall

6 The “Matter of Nature” in Economic Geography 104Karen Bakker

7 East Asian Capitalisms and Economic Geographies 118Henry Wai–chung Yeung

8 Contesting Power/Knowledge in Economic Geography: Learning from Latin America and the Caribbean 132Marion Werner

Section II Spatialities 147

(a) Accumulation and Value 147

Editors’ Introduction: Accumulation and Value 149Eric Sheppard, Jamie Peck, and Trevor J. Barnes

9 The Geographies of Production 157Neil M. Coe and Martin Hess

10 The Global Economy 170Jim Glassman

11 Evolutionary Economic Geographies 183Jürgen Essletzbichler

12 Geographies of Marketization 199Christian Berndt and Marc Boeckler

13 Economies of Bodily Commodification 213Bronwyn Parry

14 Lives of Things 226Ian Cook and Tara Woodyer

15 Crisis in Space: Ruminations on the Unevenness of Financialization and its Geographical Implications 242Ewald Engelen

16 The Insurmountable Diversity of Economies 258Adrian Smith

17 Waste/Value 275Vinay Gidwani

(b) Regulation and Governance 289

Editors’ Introduction: Regulation and Governance 291Jamie Peck, Trevor J. Barnes, and Eric Sheppard

18 The Virtual Economy 298Matthew Zook

19 Economic Geographies of Global Governance: Rules, Rationalities, and “Relational Comparisons” 313Katharine N. Rankin

20 The Geographies of Alter–globalization 330Joel Wainwright

21 Reinventing the State: Neoliberalism, State Transformation, and Economic Governance 344Danny MacKinnon

22 New Subjects 358Wendy Larner

23 Renaturing the Economy 372Morgan Robertson

24 Bringing Politics Back In: Reading the Firm–Territory Nexus Politically 385Jinn–yuh Hsu

(c) Embodiment and Identity 399

Editors’ Introduction: Embodiment and Identity 401Trevor J. Barnes, Eric Sheppard, and Jamie Peck

25 Economic Geographies of Race and Ethnicity: Explorations in Continuity and Change 407Beverley Mullings

26 Gender, Difference, and Contestation: Economic Geography through the Lens of Transnational Migration 420Rachel Silvey

27 Labor, Movement: Migration, Mobility, and Geographies of Work 431Philip F. Kelly

28 Making Consumers and Consumption 444Juliana Mansvelt

29 The Rise of a New Knowledge/Creative Economy: Prospects and Challenges for Economic Development, Class Inequality, and Work 458Deborah Leslie and Norma M. Rantisi

30 The Corporation as Disciplinary Institution 472Joshua Barkan

31 Social Movements and the Geographies of Economic Activities in South Korea 486Bae–Gyoon Park

32 Subalternities that Matter in Times of Crisis 501Sharad Chari

Section III Borders 515

Editors’ Introduction: Borders 517Trevor J. Barnes, Jamie Peck, and Eric Sheppard

33 The Genuine and the Counterfeit: Qualitative Methods in Economic Geography and Anthropology 524Elizabeth Dunn and Erica Schoenberger

34 The Cultural Turn and the Conjunctural Economy: Economic Geography, Anthropology, and Cultural Studies 537John Pickles

35 Worlds Apart? Economic Geography and Questions of “Development” 552Susan M. Roberts

36 Putting Politics into Economic Geography 567John Agnew

37 Inheritance or Exchange? Pluralism and the Relationships between Economic Geography and Economics 581Peter Sunley

38 Sociological Institutionalism and the Socially Constructed Economy 594Matt Vidal and Jamie Peck

39 Political Ecology/Economy 612James McCarthy

Index 626

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“The editors have done an outstanding job of representing, through the collection of chapters in the Companion, economic geography in all its guises, with chapters being authored by both more and less senior figures (albeit as the editors admit with a bias toward the Euro–American world in terms of where the scholars practice) . . . indeed, through the efforts of the editors to assemble a broad array of contributors, and in turn the endeavors of these contributors to capture the vibrancy, relevance, and importance of scholarship in their areas, the Companion manages to effectively portray a subdiscipline that economic geographers will recognize and many outsiders will (one hopes) be intrigued and excited by.”  (Economic Geography, 7 October 2013)

“This most recent Companion to Economic Geography is an impressive reminder of the diverse, restless nature of economic geography in meeting its mandate to describe, explain and shape the remarkable (and changing) geographic diversity of the global economy and its integration.”  (Regional Studies, 1 July 2013)

“The Companionis an excellent and timely contribution that simultaneously maps the past, present, and possible futures of economic geography. The Companionis an important text for all geographers, not just those willing to call themselves ‘economic’."  (Geographical Research, 1 May 2013) 

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