Making Markets Making Place

Geography, Topo/graphy and the Reproduction of an Urban Marketplace

Authors: Coles, Benjamin

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  • Provides a rich and in-depth account of place and place-making in one marketplace focusing on London’s Borough Market
  • Discusses the premise that market-processes- the negotiation and exchange of commodities- are place processes
  • Explores the complex material, social-sensual and discursive interactions that assemble to not only make markets, but reproduce markets as places
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This book examines place and place-making in London’s Borough Market. In particular, it uses topo/graphy (‘place-writing) to interrogate the ways in which Borough Market’s material, social-sensual and discursive relations assemble to reproduce Borough Market as a place, market and marketplace. Its central premise is that market-processes – the negotiation and exchange of commodities –are place-processes. This means that the often-abstract relationships that ultimately define what we think of as the economy are embedded in the rich and every materiality, sociality, sensuality and meanings associated with place. By tracing out these different elements, topo/graphy illustrates the ways in which economic reproduction is grounded in particular and often discrete practices. However, by assembling them together, this highlights the ways in which place and place-making are the driving force behind the economy at large.


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Ben Coles is a broadly trained economic and political geographer who researches the intersections between commodities and markets, and marketplaces, with a particular focus on food. Ben is affiliated to the Department of Geography at the University of Leicester, UK. He has a Ph.D. in Geography from Royal Holloway, University of London, and degrees from the University of Kansas.


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Making Markets Making Place
Book Subtitle
Geography, Topo/graphy and the Reproduction of an Urban Marketplace
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-72865-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-72865-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-72864-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 160
Number of Illustrations
20 illustrations in colour
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