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Key Concepts in Economic Geographyby Yuko Aoyama
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Key Concepts in Economic Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, this book provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in economic geography.
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This book introduces the field of economic geography by taking 23 key concepts as departure points for exploring how economic geography understands the economic processes of place. The key concepts are labor, firm, state, innovation, entrepreneurship, accessibility, industrial location, industrial clusters, regional disparity, post-Fordism, core-periphery, globalization, circuits of capital, global value chains, culture, gender, institutions, embeddedness, networks, knowledge economy, financialization, consumption, and sustainable development. Throughout the text emphasize historical continuity and evolution in the field in order to demonstrate links between contemporary themes and earlier, often classical, work. It also highlights key contemporary problems in order to demonstrate the connections between empirical issues and theory. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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