Roger Lee, Professor of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London
How do we conceptualise the production and re-production of social life? What are the most appropriate ways to conceptualise capitalist economies and their geographies? Economic Geographies integrates ideas of structure, agency, and practice to provide:
· a detailed overview of recent key debates in economic geography: from political-economy and Marxism to post-structuralism
· an explanation of the of relations between production, retail and consumption, governance and regulation
· a discussion of the economy in terms of circuits, flows, and spaces that systematically relates the material to the cultural
Economic Geographies is a systematic audit of related developments in economic geography and the social sciences: these include consumption; economy and nature; and culture.
The text will be required reading for upper-level undergraduates on courses in economic geography.