Material Geographies: A World in the Making

Material Geographies: A World in the Making


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Is the current form of globalization inevitable? Material Geographies shows that the present form of globalization has been actively 'made' by corporations, governments and international agencies, as well as through the combined efforts of many smaller actors. It discusses:

o themes - including economy, environment, politics, mobility, technology

o actors - human and non-human forces, from biodiversity to climate

o spaces - the key concepts of territory and flow

o responsibilities - our relations with people and other living things.

Taking a range of different perspectives - from financial institutions to nation states, global migration to local identity - this is a vivid exposition of how globalization works at different scales. Unique in teaching literature with its focus on the non-human, it demonstrates how globalization can be understood geographically.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847874696
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/20/2009
Series: Published in association with The Open University
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Nigel Clark is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the Open University

Table of Contents

Introduction - Doreen Massey & Nigel Clark
Climate Changes: island life in a volatile world - Nigel Clark
Making Finance, Making Worlds - Michael Pryke
Bioprospecting and the Global Entanglement of People, Plants and Pills - Nick Bingham
The Ice: unstable geographies of Antarctica - Klaus Dodds
Of Trees and Trails: place in a globalised world - Owain Jones
Community, Cloth and other Travelling Objects - Giles Mohan
Geographies of Solidarity - Doreen Massey
Good Food: ethical consumption and global change - Sarah Whatmore & Nigel Clark
Conclusion - Nigel Clark & Doreen Massey

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