Spatializing commodity chains

Leslie, D. and Reimer, S. (1999) Spatializing commodity chains. Progress in Human Geography, 23, (3), 401-420. (doi:10.1177/030913259902300304).


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There has been a growing interest in connecting production and consumption through the study of commodity chains. We identify three distinct approaches to the chain and review debates concerning the merits of a ‘vertical’ rather than a ‘horizontal’ approach. Drawing upon the example of the home furnishings commodity chain, the article highlights the importance of including horizontal factors such as gender and place alongside vertical chains. We consider geographical contingencies which underpin commodity chain dynamics, the role of space in mediating relationships across the chain and the spatialities of different products.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1177/030913259902300304
ISSNs: 0309-1325 (print)
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Keywords: commodity chains, consumer culture, gender, home furnishings industry, space
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Economy, Culture, Space
ePrint ID: 56863
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Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:37

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