|Andrew Leyshon||University of Nottingham|
|Roger Lee||Queen Mary, University of London|
|Linda McDowell||University of Oxford|
|Peter Sunley||University of Southampton|
|© 2011||432 pages||SAGE Publications Ltd|
A powerful, persuasive, imaginative, and relevant synthesis of a sub-discipline. Part historical reconstruction, part survey of the varied domains of economic geography (from location and uneven development to economies of nature and spectacle), this book bristles with the that have shaped thinking - and practice - on the geographies of economic organisation. It is a must read not only for Geographers but also other people disciplines and practices interested in the spatial dynamics of the modern economy
Professor of Geography, Durham University
This timely volume comprehensuvely summerises the various approaches to research that have come to constitute contemporary economic geography. Expert assessments provide a lively sense of the research frontier making this essential reading for all who seek to understand and appreciate the field
Professor of Geography, University of Minnesota
This handbook contains a high-quality collection of individual scholarship, characterized by a critical, persuasive and thought-provoking engagement with economic geographies... This explicit and critical engagement with political and social relations in economic geography gives the handbook its particular flavour and sets it apart from other handbooks in the field... The pronounced focus on the intersection of political, social and economic geographies renders a welcome coherence to the handbook, allowing the individual chapters to relate, complement and, at times, challenge each other... This handbook provides a highly engaging, cohesive and thought-provoking state-of-the-art overview of Anglo-Saxon economic geography that very comprehensively captures its breadth, critical imagination and stimulating intellectual eclecticism.
It attracted chapters from leading Economic Geographers and covers a wide range of issues. It includes a series of chapters on the history and relevance of quantitative approaches; a wide ranging discussion of scale and the interactions between the global and the local; a very useful and timely set of articles on Economic Geography and nature; three chapters on the geographies of inequality; an interesting foray in to the topic of creative industries and gender inequality in service occupations; and a reflection on the future of Economic Geography, including a defence of non-economic Economic Geographies. This book also manages to build good bridges between the past and the future of the discipline... Another positive element in the Sage Handbook is the fairly clear progression between articles, which allows this book to avoid the fragmentation between chapters that can often be observed in edited volumes... As a whole, the Sage handbook is one of the best Economic Georgraphy texts in recent years, covering both the history of the discipline and outlining areas for future research... The quality of the articles remains high throughout and many can and should remain as future reference for research and/or teaching.
Journal of Economic Geography
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