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Spatializing commodity chains

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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.

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

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Published date: 1999
Keywords: commodity chains, consumer culture, gender, home furnishings industry, space

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Local EPrints ID: 56863
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/56863
ISSN: 1477-0288
PURE UUID: ffad6df0-9e61-4bd2-aec4-90bfd7fe1240
ORCID for S. Reimer: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7325-4368

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Date deposited: 18 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:30

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Author: D. Leslie
Author: S. Reimer ORCID iD

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