A World in the Making
- Nigel Clark - The Open University
- Doreen Massey - The Open University
- Philip Sarre - The Open University
Economic Geography | Geography of Development | Social Geography
o themes - including economy, environment, politics, mobility, technology
o actors - human and non-human forces, from biodiversity to climate
o spaces - the key concepts of territory and flow
o responsibilities - our relations with people and other living things.
Taking a range of different perspectives - from financial institutions to nation states, global migration to local identity - this is a vivid exposition of how globalization works at different scales. Unique in teaching literature with its focus on the non-human, it demonstrates how globalization can be understood geographically.
Some parts I have found quite useful for 2 nd year students in geography
Innovative; suitable for students who don't want to be bored by "theoretical" immaterial topics. But the lecturer says: "Material, but not all without theory. Highly interesting and cutting-edge."
An interesting compilation that summarizes geographical insigths into the making of globalization
Special attention of this volume compiled and edited by highly prominent and high ranking scientists - Nigel Clark, Doreen Masses and Philip Sarre - is turned towards the idea of a new 'Making of the World'. This perspective looms in each contribution and binds these together by building up on subsequent motors of the new 'making'. The contributions by various scientists in geography open views on perspectives of global change in ways, which question 'truths' and concepts, which in general constitute our image of the world. All in all a fascinating work, which can be an eye-opener both to lecturers and students.
A varied text with a good range of topics from some key authors. Certainly not essential reading but one to direct students towards if they're interested in particular chapter themes.
Useful teaching resource that will engage students.
Really interesting read. The length of the essays is a good thing - will need a bit of module re-development to fit this in, but these redevelopments happen every year.