Special Issue "Frontiers in Economic Geography"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2022) | Viewed by 6003
Interests: communication; demography; emotion; cognition and human development; human geography; ict; psychology; urban and regional planning
Interests: political economy; economic geography; construction of space and place
Interests: urban geography; economic development; cultural studies
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This Special Issue is intended to show the recent interdisciplinary development of economic geography and spatial analyses of human behavior, as well as to discuss possible directions for its future development. Economic geography has recently come into collision with numerous topics and conceptual standpoints that lie outside of its traditional areas of focus. We focus on interdisciplinary conceptual connections among the geographical, technological, cultural, economic, psychological, anthropological, sociological, and historical points of view. Topics of special interest are the intersections between economic geography and political economy, information technologies, demography, emotions and affect, the digital world, globalization, and cultural geography. Frontiers in economic geography will complement the existing literature in a useful way, and should contribute new ideas, approaches, orientations, and priorities for an enriching debate on the future of geographical science.
The focus of the Special Issue will be on how the changing contours of economic geography have brought it into a creative tension with new topics and theories, making the discipline far more interdisciplinary in its outlook. The result has been a proliferation of ways in which space has been conceptualized. Coversely, spatial analysis has become increasingly important for related disciplines, leading to a widespread spatialization of the social sciences.
Among the new topics to be discussed, two can be highlighted for their novelty and interdisciplinary nature. On the one hand, there is the economy of identity, an approach that links the economic performance, capabilities, and place. On the other hand, there is social innovation, which relates the capacities of small- and medium-sized communities with the possibilities of introducing new factors of economic development. Finally, the recent approach to the circular economy opens up prospects for a new dialogue between economic and territorial analysis.
Although economic geographers have experienced a recent renaissance of conceptual and empirical work, there have been few attempts to systematically relate these changes to other disciplines. This issue will introduce many readers outside of geography to contemporary developments.
Prof. Dr. Carlos Ferrás Sexto
Prof. Dr. Barney Warf
Prof. Dr. Rubén C. Lois-González
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- interdisciplinary knowledge
- spatial analysis
- conceptual connections
- human behavior
- digital world