Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction

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9781405132152: Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction

Economic Geography is a comprehensive introduction to this growing field, providing students with a vibrant and distinctive geographical insight into the economy.


  • Contrasts a distinctively geographical approach with popular conceptions and assumptions in economics and management studies
  • Debates a wide range of topics including economic discourses, uneven development, commodity chains, technology and agglomeration, the commodification of nature, states, transnational corporations, labour, consumption, economic cultures, gender, and ethnic economies
  • Is richly illustrated with examples, vignettes, and case studies drawn from a variety of sectors around the world
  • Is written in a clear, engaging and lively style
  • Includes a rich array of photos, figures, text boxes, sample essay questions and annotated lists of further reading

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Economic Geography is a comprehensive introduction to this growing field, providing students with a vibrant and distinctive geographical insight into the economy. It identifies patterns of economic activity across space, explores the role of economic scale, and sets out both contemporary approaches and classical theories. Each chapter investigates a single topic using a clearly defined economic-geographical perspective.Topics addressed include everything from uneven development, commodity chains, technology, and agglomeration, to the commodification of nature, states, transnational corporations, labour, consumption, economic cultures, gender, and ethnic economies. The text engages students with case studies from a variety of sectors around the world, and features sample essay questions, and an annotated list of further reading.

About the Author:

Neil M. Coe is Senior Lecturer in Economic Geography at the University of Manchester.

Philip F. Kelly is Associate Professor of Geography at York University, Canada.

Henry W.C. Yeung is Professor of Economic Geography at the National University of Singapore.

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