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Economy & Culture
A research group of the Department of Geography.
The Economy & Culture research cluster reflects the Department of Geography's commitment to generating dynamic and productive relations between the fields of cultural and economic geography. The cluster provides a forum that brings together existing Departmental research from across these fields to create innovative research trajectories in human geography. Researchers in the cluster explore how the cultural and economic intersect and come to be represented across different registers, including practices of valuation, understandings of work and inequality, theories of development, techniques of visualisation, approaches to heritage and memorialisation, and the manufacturing of subjectivities. Economy & Culture is marked, in particular, by a shared interest in how the cultural and economic intersect and shape each other: from the routines and experiences of everyday life, to markets and materialities, and the developmental imaginaries that enable and sustain projects of future-making at a range of scales. Researchers share an interest in opening-up economic practices to cultural explanation, and in places and spaces within and beyond markets and across the Global North and South.
- Ethical Production in South Africa: Advancing a Cultural Economy Approach
- Fat Studies and Health at Every Size
- Waste of the World
- Professor Ben Anderson
- Professor Gavin Bridge
- Dr Rachel Colls
- Professor Mike Crang
- Professor Nicky Gregson
- Dr Paul Harrison
- Professor Ray Hudson
- Dr Sarah Knuth
- Professor Paul Langley
- Professor Cheryl McEwan
- Dr Siobhán McGrath
- Professor Marcus Power
Publications by staff in this group
- Gregson, N., Crang, M.A. & Antonopoulos, C. (2017). Holding together logistical worlds: friction, seams and circulation in the emerging ‘global warehouse’. Environment & Planning D: Society and Space 35(3): 381-398.
- Gregson, N. & Crang, M. (2017). Illicit economies: customary illegality, moral economies and circulation. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 42(2): 206-219.
- Gregson, N., Crang, M., Botticello, J., Calestani, M. & Krzywoszynska, A. (2016). Doing the ‘Dirty Work’ of the Green Economy: resource recovery and migrant labour in the EU. European Urban and Regional Studies 23(4): 541-555.
- Zhang, J.J. & Crang, M. (2016). Making material memories: Kinmen’s bridging objects and fractured places between China and Taiwan. Cultural Geographies 23(3): 421-439.
- Gregson, N. & Crang, M.A. (2015). From Waste to Resource: The Trade in Wastes and Global Recycling Economies. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 40(1): 151-176.
- Crang, M. & Hughes, A. (2015). Globalizing Ethical Consumption. Geoforum 67: 131-134.
- Gregson, N., Crang, M., Fuller, S. & Holmes, H. (2015). Interrogating the Circular Economy: the Moral Economy of Resource Recovery in the EU. Economy and Society 44(2): 218-243.
- Crang, M. (2015). Travelling ethics: Valuing harmony, habitat and heritage while consuming people and places. Geoforum 67: 194-203.
- Colls, R. & Fannin, M. (2013). Placental surfaces and the geographies of bodily interiors. Environment and Planning A 45: 1187-1104.
- Gregson, N., Crang, M., Laws, J., Fleetwood, T. & Holmes, H. (2013). Moving up the waste hierarchy: car boot sales, reuse exchange and the challenges of consumer culture to waste prevention. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 77: 97-107.
- Crang, M.A., Hughes, A., Gregson, N., Norris, L. & Ahamed, F.U. (2013). Rethinking governance and value in commodity chains through global recycling networks. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 38(1): 12-24.
- Colls, R. (2012). 'Big Girls Having Fun': Reflections on a fat accepting space. Somatechnics 2(1): 18-37.
- Crang, M. (2012). Negative images of consumption: cast offs and casts of self and society. Environment and Planning A 44(4): 763-767.
- Gregson, N., Crang, M., Ahamed, F., Akter, N., Ferdous, R., Foisal, S. & Hudson, R. (2012). Territorial agglomeration and industrial symbiosis: Sitakunda-Bhatiary, Bangladesh, as a secondary processing complex. Economic Geography 88(1): 37-58.
- Crang, M.A. & Zhang, J. (2012). Transient Dwelling: Trains as places of identification for the floating population of China. Social and Cultural Geography 13(8): 895-914.
- Gregson, N., Crang, M. & Watkins, H. (2011). Souvenir, Salvage and the Death of Great Naval Ships. Journal of Material Culture 16(3): 301-324.
Chapter in book
- Gregson, N. & Crang, M. (2015). Waste, Resource Recovery and Labour: Recycling Economies in the EU. In Why the Social Sciences Matter. Michie, J. & Cooper, C. Palgrave Macmillan. 60-76.
- Crang, M., Gregson, N., Ahamed, F., Ferdous, R. & Akhter, N. (2012). Death, the Phoenix and Pandora: transforming things and values in Bangladesh. In Economies of Recycling: The global transformation of materials, values and social relations. Alexander, C. & Reno, J. London: Zed Books. 59-75.
- Crang, M. (2012). The Remembrance of Nostalgias Lost and Future Ruins: photographic journeys from the Coal Coast to the Geordie Shore. In Futureland Now: John Kippin, Chris Wainwright. Wells, L. Plymouth: University of Plymouth Press. 61-72.
- Crang, M. (2012). Tristes Entropique: steel, ships and time images for late modernity. In Visuality/Materiality: Images, Objects and Practices. Rose, G. & Tolia-Kelly, D.P. Ashgate. 59-74.
- Church, A., Burgess, J., Ravenscroft, N., Bird, W., Brady, E., Crang, M. , Fish, R., Gruffudd, P. Mourato, S. Pretty, J. Tolia-Kelly, D. , Turner, K. & Winter, M. (2011). Cultural Services. In UK National Ecosystem Assessment: Technical Report. United Nations Environment Programme/ DEFRA. 633-692.