Chapter 4. The Marxian Alternative: Historical-Geographical Materialism and the Political Economy of Capitalism

  1. Eric Sheppard1 and
  2. Trevor J. Barnes2
  1. Erik Swyngedouw

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693445.ch4

A Companion to Economic Geography

A Companion to Economic Geography

How to Cite

Swyngedouw, E. (2003) The Marxian Alternative: Historical-Geographical Materialism and the Political Economy of Capitalism, in A Companion to Economic Geography (eds E. Sheppard and T. J. Barnes), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470693445.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Minnesota

  2. 2

    University of British Columbia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631212232

Online ISBN: 9780470693445

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Keywords:

  • historical materialism;
  • economy of capitalism;
  • Karl Marx;
  • communist manifesto;
  • dialectics

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Marx and Geography

  • Historical-geographical Materialism

  • The Concept of Space: A Dialectical Perspective

  • Marxist Political Economy: The Contradictions of Capitalism

  • The Althusserian Legacy: Emphasizing Reproduction

  • A Regulation Perspective: Economy and Institutions

  • Towards A New Global-Local (Dis)Order?

  • Post-Marxism, or Imagining Possible Futures

  • Endnotes

  • Bibliography