Spatial Divisions of Labor: Social Structures and the Geography of Production

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Psychology Press, 1995 - Business & Economics - 393 pages
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Debate still rages over some of the questions Doreen Massey provoked in the classic first edition of Spatial Divisions of Labor , such as the nature of theory, the importance of contingency and uniqueness, and the relationship of Marxism. This second edition addresses these controversies, and also reflects on other debates which have taken place over the last decade. It contains a new first chapter and a lengthy additional concluding essay in which Massey takes up the issues of the book's relation to Marxism, its position on explanation, its argument about the conceptualization of social space and its relation to gender and feminism.
 

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Contents

Social Relations and Spatial Organisation
12
Uneven Development and Spatial Structures
65
inequality
96
Some Changing Spatial Structures in the United Kingdom
121
Class and Gender Relations
187
Class Politics and the Geography of Employment
226
A Question of Politics
287
Reflections on Debates over a Decade
296
Notes and References
355
Bibliography
368
Author Index
382
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Doreen Massey is Professor of Geography at the Open University.

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