Geographies of commodity chains

Reimer, Suzanne and Hughes, Alex (eds.) (2004) Geographies of commodity chains, London, GB, Routledge, 288pp.


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Individuals, consumer groups, nation states and supra-national bodies increasingly have interrogated the ethics of particular production and consumption relations such as GM foods. Flowing from and bound up with these political concerns is the growing interest in the mutual dependence of sites of (for example) production, distribution, retailing, design, advertising, marketing and final consumption.

Commodity Chains draws together contributions concerned with the production, circulation and consumption of commodities. Not only do these case study examples seek to transcend older understandings of production and consumption, but they also explicitly tap into wider public debate about the meanings, origins and biographies of commodities.

Taking a geographical approach to the analysis of links between producers and consumers, focusing upon the ways in which these ties increasingly are stretched across spaces and places. Critical engagements with the ways in which these spaces and places affect the economies, cultures and politics of the connections between producers and consumers are threaded through each section.

Item Type: Book
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.4324/9780203448694
ISBNs: 9780415339100 (print)
0203448693 (print)
9780203448694 (electronic)
9781134301959 (electronic)
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ePrint ID: 15633
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May 2004Published
Date Deposited: 13 May 2005
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 23:28
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