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  • © 1995

Spatial Divisions of Labour

Social Structures and the Geography of Production


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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Issues

    • Doreen Massey
    Pages 1-11
  3. Social Relations and Spatial Organisation

    • Doreen Massey
    Pages 12-64
  4. Uneven Development and Spatial Structures

    • Doreen Massey
    Pages 65-120
  5. Reflections on Debates over a Decade

    • Doreen Massey
    Pages 296-354
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 355-393

About this book

The first edition of Spatial Divisions of Labour rapidly became a classic. It had enormous influence on thinking about uneven development, the nature of economic space, and the conceptualisation of place arguing for an approach embedding all these issues in a notion of spatialised social relations. This second edition includes a new first chapter and an extensive additional concluding essay addressing key issues in the debates and controversies which followed initial publication.


  • gender
  • nature
  • politics
  • landscape/regional and urban planning

Authors and Affiliations

  • The Open University, Milton Keynes, England

    Doreen Massey

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