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Economic geography: a contemporary introduction Neil Coe, Philip Kelly and Henry Yeung

Journal of Economic Geography 8 (2008) pp. 581–583 Advance Access Published on 2 April 2008 doi:10.1093/jeg/lbn011 Economic geography: a contemporary introduction Neil Coe, Philip Kelly and Henry Yeung Oxford, UK; Malden, MA, USA; and Carlton, Victoria, Australia: Blackwell, 2007. xxvi þ 426 pp. ISBN-10 1405132191 Over the course of the last 15 years, as economic geography has undergone successive phases of self-conscious reinvention, renewal and change, there has resulted a proliferation of readers, companions, handbooks and compendiums of economic geography, each seeking to document and distil the current state(s) of the art within the subdiscipline. Within this context, the publication of yet another reader—in this case by Neil Coe, Phil Kelly and Henry Yeung— might at first seem like overkill, not least for cash-strapped students and college libraries already presented with a diverse array of possibilities for purchase. However, in the midst of this crowded marketplace, Coe et al.’s (2007) contribution stands out as a fundamentally and refreshingly different type of reader in its approach, style and rationale. At its heart, Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction aims explicitly to introduce, engage and motivate a first and second year undergraduate audience (no doubt with positive knock-on effects for postgraduate http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Economic Geography Oxford University Press

Economic geography: a contemporary introduction Neil Coe, Philip Kelly and Henry Yeung

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Journal of Economic Geography 8 (2008) pp. 581–583 Advance Access Published on 2 April 2008 doi:10.1093/jeg/lbn011 Economic geography: a contemporary introduction Neil Coe, Philip Kelly and Henry Yeung Oxford, UK; Malden, MA, USA; and Carlton, Victoria, Australia: Blackwell, 2007. xxvi þ 426 pp. ISBN-10 1405132191 Over the course of the last 15 years, as economic geography has undergone successive phases of self-conscious reinvention, renewal and change, there has resulted a proliferation of readers, companions, handbooks and compendiums of economic geography, each seeking to document and distil the current state(s) of the art within the subdiscipline. Within this context, the publication of yet another reader—in this case by Neil Coe, Phil Kelly and Henry Yeung— might at first seem like overkill, not least for cash-strapped students and college libraries already presented with a diverse array of possibilities for purchase. However, in the midst of this crowded marketplace, Coe et al.’s (2007) contribution stands out as a fundamentally and refreshingly different type of reader in its approach, style and rationale. At its heart, Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction aims explicitly to introduce, engage and motivate a first and second year undergraduate audience (no doubt with positive knock-on effects for postgraduate
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