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Geographies of Production I: Relationality revisited and the ‘practice shift’ in economic geography

Jones, A. (2013). Geographies of Production I: Relationality revisited and the ‘practice shift’ in economic geography. Progress in Human Geography: an international review of geographical work in the social sciences and humanities, 38(4), pp. 605-615. doi: 10.1177/0309132513502151


This report considers recent developments and ongoing debates around relational economic geography, and a growing body work that has focused on economic practices as a means to better understand production processes and economic development. In particular it examines the critical reaction to relational thinking within the sub-discipline, and the nature of the debate about the degree to which relational work is - and needs to be - regarded as distinct from more traditional approaches to economic geography. It then considers how relational economic geography has become inflected towards an epistemological and methodological focus on practice. It argues that this engagement with economic practices provides the basis to respond to some of the limitations identified with earlier work, and opens up fruitful new potential for theorizing the nature of agency in the space economy.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright Sage 2013
Publisher Keywords: relationality; economic practices; economic geography; cultural turn; methodology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs > International Politics
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