Work, locality and the rhythms of capital

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Weller, Sally Anne (2008) Work, locality and the rhythms of capital. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 99 (5). pp. 638-641. ISSN 0040-747X


This book’s detailed exploration of the mutually constitutive relations between workplace processes, the development of places and localities and imperatives of capitalist accumulation is relevant to researchers of the labour process, urban and regional geography and political economy. In fact, one of its central objectives is to bring these fields together, and demonstrate ‘some ways in which their studies can and should be more closely interwoven’ (p. 9). Taking the workplace as the central unit of analysis, Gough analyses its embeddedness in a variety of processes and structures at larger spatial scales to expose the fundamental economic relationships that drive capitalist economies: the labour process, the local economy and capital accumulation. This contributes to economic geography’s understanding of multi-scalar relationships, causality and the problems of specificity.

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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Historical > FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Historical > SEO Classification > 9199 Other Economic Framework
Keywords ResPubID18477. economic geography, political economy, workplace, capital, capital accumulation, labour process
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