Key Concepts in Economic Geography
- Yuko Aoyama - Clark University, USA
- James T Murphy - Clark University, USA
- Susan Hanson - Clark University, USA
Economic Geography | Economic Geography | Human Geography
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. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes:
- An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field
- Over 20 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions, and evolutions of the subject
- Extensive pedagogic features that enhance understanding including figures, diagrams, and further reading
An ideal companion text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in economic geography, the book presents the key concepts in the discipline, demonstrating their historical roots, and contemporary applications to fully understand the processes of economic change, regional growth and decline, globalization, and the changing locations of firms and industries. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, the book is an essential addition to any geography student's library.
This book provides a comprehensive and highly readable review of the conceptual underpinnings of economic geography. Students and professional scholars alike will find it extremely useful both as a reference manual and as an authoritative guide to the numerous theoretical debates that characterize the field
Professor Allen J. Scott
Department of Geography, University of California - Los Angeles
This book guides readers skilfully through the rapidly changing field of economic geography. The authors have produced a comprehensive and insightful account of both the heterodox theoretical vocabularies and substantive research concerns that characterise contemporary economic geography. The key concepts used to structure this narrative range from key actors and processes within global economic change to a discussion of newer areas of research including work on financialisation and consumption. The result is a highly readable synthesis of contemporary debates within economic geography that is also sensitive to the history of the sub-discipline
School of Geography, University of Nottingham
This book provides all the necessary information and conceptual underpinnings of economic geography. Diction, layout and references make the entrance to the subject - for students and lectureres alike - a walk in the park.
This book provides a very valuable introduction to key concepts in economic geography for undergraduate students. It will appeal both to those students attracted to more conventional explanations, as well as those interested in more critical ideas.
very well structured textbook, appropriate for 1st year undergraduates
a thoughrough yet accessible reader to help students ground their studies by exploring core concepts. It is also a useful guide for structuring introductory lecture series.
The book is useful for a quick overview over key concepts. I found it useful for structuring course contents, since it covers both cultural/social as well as organizational/economistic topics. The essays are too short and broad though, to be sufficient as (exclusive) key reading texts.
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I find that this book gives a good overview and discussion of central themes within economic geography. I like that I have to find most of the illustrations myself. Yet, a short illustration of each of the classical model could be helpful to the students.
The nice thing about this text is that it is concise but with depth in its coverage. A must have for any library, and a useful desk reference for any serious student of economic geography or political economy.
Book presents in a concise way an efficient explanation of a range of core concepts in economic geography. Individual chapters are very useful for undergraduate students to obtain a better grasp of these concepts. A number of these are discussed in tutorials and students are recommended to include chapters from this book as supplemental reading for these tutorials
Sample Materials & Chapters
Introduction: What is economic geography?