Politics and Method: Contrasting Studies in Industrial Geography

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Taylor & Francis, Oct 3, 1985 - Science - 200 pages
For more than a decade now a number of debates have beentaking place within industrial geography. The period has been onein which issues of the geography of industry of the spatial form ofindustrial decline and growth have often been at the forefront ofwider political debate. And in the discipline of geography therehave been long discussions in conferences, seminar-rooms, books, journals and special reports on regional policy and whatform it should take, and on the rapid-fire series of policies for theinner-city in which 'solution' after 'solution' has been flung in thedirection of the latest a.

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Doreen Massey was born in Manchester, United Kingdom on January 3, 1944. She was educated at Oxford University and later received a master's degree in regional science at the University of Pennsylvania. She began her career working for a thinktank, the Centre for Environmental Studies (CES), in London. Her work with CES revealed several key analysts of the contemporary British economy. When CES closed, she became a professor of geography at the Open University and worked there until her retirement in 2009. She wrote and edited numerous books during her lifetime including For Space; Space, Place and Gender; and World City. She died on March 11, 2016 at the age of 72.

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