By Ray Hudson
'The social and political strength of the verity that there aren't any things like economies, in basic terms financial geographies calls for an research of the complicated flows and family implied via it. eventually, here's a publication – the e-book - which addresses the questions important to the serious realizing of economies and their formative geographies. this can be a hugely inventive and transformative contribution'
Roger Lee, Professor of Geography, Queen Mary, college of London
How will we conceptualise the creation and re-production of social existence? What are the main acceptable how you can conceptualise capitalist economies and their geographies? Economic Geographies integrates rules of constitution, employer, and perform to provide:
· an in depth evaluate of contemporary key debates in monetary geography: from political-economy and Marxism to post-structuralism
· a proof of the of kinfolk among creation, retail and intake, governance and regulation
· a dialogue of the economic system when it comes to circuits, flows, and areas that systematically relates the cloth to the cultural
Economic Geographies is a scientific audit of similar advancements in monetary geography and the social sciences: those comprise intake; financial system and nature; and tradition.
The textual content should be required interpreting for upper-level undergraduates on classes in financial geography.
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Extra info for Economic Geographies: Circuits, Flows and Spaces
One way to clarify what is specific about capitalist commodity production and identify its distinguishing features is to draw upon the Marxian concept of mode of production, a quite abstract conception of social and economic structure. This characterises particular types of economic organisation in terms of specific combinations of forces of production (artefacts, machinery and ‘hard’ technologies, tools – in short, the means of production) and social relations of production. In the capitalist mode of production the key defining social relationship is the class structural one between capital and wage labour.
Secondly, the activities of the state in making production possible. Thirdly, the varied ways in which this is done. The first two are discussed at length in R. Hudson, 2001, Chapters 3, 5 and 6. The third is a recurrent theme in what follows. 4 Such facilities may be provided as commodities by the private sector or in (partially) de-commodified form by the state (see Chapter 6). 5 See R. Hudson, 2001; Chapters 5 and 6. 6 Consequently, many aspects of use values cannot be captured in value categories.
Money therefore functions as a medium of exchange, allowing the quantitatively equal exchange of two qualitatively different commodities. Equally, consider a sequence M–C–M′–C′ where C ′>C and M′>M. qxd 7/30/2004 11:09 AM Page 25 FLOWS OF VALUE, CIRCUITS OF CAPITAL AND SOCIAL REPRODUCTION 25 commodity capital to money capital and back to commodity capital’ (Blomley, 1996, 243). In this case, the retailer advances money capital to purchase commodities for re-sale and receives a portion of surplus-value as a necessary condition of maintaining the circuit of value and continuity of the accumulation process by virtue of the difference between the buying and selling prices of commodities.
Economic Geographies: Circuits, Flows and Spaces by Ray Hudson