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Alternative Economic Spaces

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Alternative Economic Spaces presents a critical evaluation of alternatives to the global economic mainstream. It focuses on the emergence of alternative economic geographies within developed economies and analyses the emergence of alternative economic practices within industrialized countries. These include: - the creation of institutions like Local Exchange and Trading Systems, Credit Unions, and other Social Economy initiatives - the development of alternative practices from informal work to the invention of consumption sites that act as alternatives to the monoply of the 'big-box', multi-chain retail outlets Alternative Economic Spaces is a reconsideration of what is meant by the 'economic' in economic geography; its objective is to bring together some of the ways in which this is being undertaken. The volume shows how the 'economic' is being rethought in economic geography by detailing new economic geographies as they are emerging in practice.

Author Biography

Andrew Leyshon is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Nottingham. Roger Lee is Emeritus Professor of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London. He is an economic geographer interested in the connections and contradictions between the presumed hard logics of economy and their socio-cultural practice and in the possibilities for progressive change that might ensue from the latter.
Release date NZ
August 13th, 2003
Contributors
Edited by Andrew Leyshon Edited by Colin C. Williams Edited by Roger Lee
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
SAGE Publications Inc
Pages
204
Dimensions
156x234x13
ISBN-13
9780761971290
Product ID
2067007

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