Eric Sheppard

  • A Companion to Economic Geography

    Eric Sheppard

    • Wiley-blackwell
    • 15 Avril 2008

    A Companion to Economic Geography presents students of human geography with an essential collection of original essays providing a key to understanding this important subdiscipline. The contributions are written by prominent international scholars offering a wide-ranging overview of the field.
    Places economic geography in the wider context of geography.
    Contributions from leading international scholars in the field.
    Presents a comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible overview of all the major themes in the field.
    Explores key debates, controversies and questions using a variety of historical and theoretical vantage points.
    Charts the important work that has been done in recent years and looks forward to new developments in the global economy.

  • The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography presents students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of the field, put together by a prestigious editorial team, with contributions from an international cast of prominent scholars. 
    Offers a fully revised, expanded, and up-to-date overview, following the successful and highly regarded Companion to Economic Geography published by Blackwell a decade earlier, providing a comprehensive assessment of the field  Takes a prospective as well as retrospective look at the field, reviewing recent developments, recurrent challenges, and emerging agendas   Incorporates diverse perspectives (in terms of specialty, demography and geography) of up and coming scholars, going beyond a focus on Anglo-American research  Encourages authors and researchers to engage with and contextualize their situated perspectives  Explores areas of overlap, dialogues, and (potential) engagement between economic geography and cognate disciplines

  • Scale and Geographic Inquiry

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    • Wiley-blackwell
    • 15 Avril 2008

    This book is the first contemporary book to compare and integrate the various ways geographers think about and use scale across the spectrum of the discipline and includes state-of-the-art contributions by authoritative human geographers, physical geographers and GIS specialists.
    Provides a state of the art survey of how geographers think about scale.
    Brings together recent interest in scale in human and physical geography, as well as geographic information science
    Places competing concepts of scale side by side in order to compare them.
    The introduction and conclusion, by the editors, explores the common ground.

  • This reader introduces students to examples of the most important research in the field of economic geography.
    Brings together the most important research contributions to economic geography.
    Editorial commentary makes the material accessible for students.
    The editors are highly respected in their field.

  • A wide-ranging and knowledgeable guide to the history of radical geography in North America and beyond. Includes contributions from an international group of scholars Focuses on the centrality of place, spatial circulation and geographical scale in understanding the rise of radical geography and its spread A celebration of radical geography from its early beginnings in the 1950s through to the 1980s, and after Draws on oral histories by leaders in the field and private and public archives Contains a wealth of never-before published historical material Serves as both authoritative introduction and indispensable professional reference

  • "The biggest strength of the book is its pedagogic design, which will appeal to new entrants in the field but also leaves space for methodological debates... It is well suited for use on general courses but it also involves far more than an introduction and is full of theoretical insights for a more theoretically advanced audience."
    - Economic Geography Research Group


    In the last fifteen years economic geography has experienced a number of fundamental theoretical and methodological shifts. Politics and Practice in Economic Geography explains and interrogates these fundamental issues of research practice in the discipline.

    Concerned with examining the methodological challenges associated with that 'cultural turn', the text explains and discusses:

    qualitative and ethnographic methodologies
    the role and significance of quantitative and numerical methods
    the methodological implications of both post-structural and feminist theories
    the use of case-study approaches
    the methodological relation between the economic geography and neoclassical economics, economic sociology, and economic anthropology.

    Leading contributors examine substantive methodological issues in economic geography and make a distinctive contribution to economic-geographical debate and practice.

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