9780631225584

Geographies of Power : Placing Scale

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  • ISBN13:

    9780631225584

  • ISBN10:

    0631225587

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-10-22
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

Following the bombing of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, terrorism has joined economic restructuring, climate change, environmental degradation, and the AIDS pandemic as another issue warranting 'global' attention. The contributors to this book explore the nexus of power and space behind this rescaling of contemporary social, economic, and political life. The book opens with an introductory essay by the editors, outlining some of the main themes that have arisen in discussions about geographical scale to date. The contributors then consider in more detail key questions about how our world is scaled, how we think about such scaling, and how social actors whether terrorists, environmentalists, or corporate executives go about scaling their activities in ways that allow them to exercise power or deny it to others. This timely book will stimulate readers to find new ways to define the terms and spaces of political struggle open to them.

Author Biography

Andrew Herod is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Georgia. He is the author of Labor Geographies: Workers and the Landscapes of Capitalism (2001), editor of Organizing the Landscape: Geographical Perspectives on Labor Unionism (1998), and co-editor of An Unruly World? Globalization, Governance and Geography (1998).

Melissa W. Wright is Assistant Professor of Geography and Women's Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. She has published articles in Environment and Planning A, Antipode, Public Culture, Cultural Anthropology, Social Text, and Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
vii
List of Contributors
viii
Acknowledgments xii
Placing Scale: An Introduction 1(14)
Andrew Herod
Melissa W. Wright
Part I: Theorizing Scale 15(130)
Introduction: Theorizing Scale
17(8)
Andrew Herod
Melissa W. Wright
Beyond Global vs. Local: Economic Politics Outside the Binary Frame
25(36)
J. K. Gibson-Graham
The Urban as an Object of Study in Global Cities Literatures: Representational Practices and Conceptions of Place and Scale
61(24)
Eugene J. McCann
``Globalization,'' the ``Regulation Approach,'' and the Politics of Scale
85(30)
Kevin R. Cox
Retheorizing the Scale of Globalization: Topologies, Actor-networks, and Cosmopolitanism
115(30)
Alan Latham
Part II: Rhetorics of Scale 145(70)
Introduction: Rhetorics of Scale
147(7)
Andrew Herod
Melissa W. Wright
``Adventure Travel for the Mind®'': Analyzing the United States Virtual Trade Mission's Promotion of Globalization through Discourse and Corporate Media Strategies
154(17)
Ken Hillis
Michael Petit
Altha J. Cravey
Popular Culture, Academic Discourse, and the Incongruities of Scale
171(21)
Andrew Kirby
Maintaining National Identity at the Border: Scale, Masculinity, and the Policing of Immigration in Southern California
192(23)
Susan P. Mains
Part III: Scales of Praxis 215(89)
Introduction: Scales of Praxis
217(7)
Andrew Herod
Melissa W. Wright
Contested Landscapes of Labor: Rival Unionism in the Farm Implements Industry
224(25)
Jeff R. Crump
The Politics of Environmental Justice as the Politics of Scale: St. James Parish, Louisiana, and the Shintech Siting Controversy
249(25)
Hilda E. Kurtz
Networks, Governance, and the Politics of Scale: Inter-urban Networks and the European Union
274(30)
Helga Leitner
Claire Pavlik
Eric Sheppard
Index 304

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