Edited by Christian Berndt, Jamie Peck, Norma Rantisi
The term "market" originally portrayed a public space for economic transactions but the term has since evolved into an abstract and disputed idea. Despite modern markets seemingly omnipresent nature, their specific geographies have undergone relatively little analysis.
This collection of new essays rediscovers the physical space that markets inhabit and explore how the impact of political, social and economic factors determine the shape of a particular market space. The essays present new research from the fields of geography, economics, political economy and planning and provide valuable case study material to show how markets are contested, constructed and placed. Rather than separate markets from the surrounding society and state, these essays connect markets to their wider context and showcase how economic geography can combine with other disciplines to throw new light on spaces of exchange.
Christian Berndt is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Zurich.
Jamie Peck is Canada Research Chair in Urban and Regional Political Economy and Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia. He is Managing Editor of Environment and Planning A and the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including Fast Policy: Experimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of Neoliberalism (Minnesota, 2015) and Constructions of Neoliberal Reason (Oxford, 2010). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Norma Rantisi is Professor in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University, Montreal.