The Magic of the Mall
Shopping ad a popular activity and the puritanical fear.
More popular than sex
Shopping and consumption as
Homogenization of culture and alienation of the individual
Distortion of human needs through mani
Transportation and the colonial economy
Network of steamship and communication
Railway building as a mechanism of spatial transformation
Development of primate cities
Realignment of trade and production
By 1913 asia and Africa provided more export
Industrial revolution and Spatial Change
Transition during the 18th and early 19th century: revolution in the techniques and
organization of manufacturing.
Change was part of a wider economic, social and political transition whose origins and
Economic GeographyFramework of Early Urbanization
Urbanization developed independently in different regions, more less in the wake of the
local competition of the agricultural transition
First appeared in the fertile crescent in 3000 BC (Mesopot
Agriculture in the periphery
The customary farm or common ownership.
Feudal or semi-feudal estate, hacienda and latifundia
Peasant agriculture or small subsistence farms, commercial farms and share cropping.
Capitalist plantation o
International Supranational institutionalized Integration
Late 1960s and 70s: productivity declined and stagnation
1. Demand side economy was a main reason for this.
Cheap loans and inflation
OPEC and supply side inflation
Border Conflict, More than Drugs
Prof: Waquar Ahmed
The conflict on the Mexican/American border affects more than just the border
towns along the United States southwest. Drug cartels not just from Mexico, bu
Empowering fluid and highly mobile form of capital- money capital
Accumulation by dispossession as means to augment capitalist class power- example of
sub-prime housing market in the U.S.
Pushing the debt economy to its limits
Neoliberalism, Corporations, and Power
Section I: database and Methodology
Archival Data: Newspaper clips
Done mostly by interviews
Section II: post crisis liberalization
Happens after an economic crisis
Economic GeographyGlobal patterns and trends:
Core: plays a dominant, active role in world trade and has a rich, Market- type economy.
Periphery: plays secondary or passive role in the world trade and has subsistence type