Introduction: Fusing Economic and Cultural Geography

  • Barney Warf
Part of the GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 104)


The introduction traces the history of growing intersections between economic and cultural geography, including milestones such as: non-structural Marxism; Granovetter’s thesis of cultural embeddedness; flexible production, clusters, and the role of trust, reputation, and tacit knowledge; geographies of the body; Richard Florida’s creative class; consumption; and the cultural turn. It points to some of the analytical and epistemological implications of the convergence between the cultural and the economic. Finally, it briefly summarizes each of the chapters in the volume.


Tacit Knowledge Knowledge Spillover Economic Geography Neoclassical Economic Creative Industry 
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA

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