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Forbes D. K.


The geography of underdevelopment : a critical survey / / D. K. Forbes


Oxfordshire, England ; ; New York : , : Routledge, , 2014





Descrizione fisica

1 online resource (233 p.)


Routledge Library Editions: Development ; ; Volume 68




Economic geography

Economic development - Social aspects

Human geography - Developing countries

Electronic books.

Developing countries Economic conditions

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Materiale a stampa

Livello bibliografico


Note generali

Description based upon print version of record.

Nota di bibliografia

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Nota di contenuto

Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Original Title; Original Copyright; CONTENTS; Tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART ONE: GEOGRAPHY AND DEVELOPMENT; 1. World Development in a Historical Context; The Origins of the Contemporary World; Towards a Multipolar World Economy; Conclusion; 2. Geography and Imperialism, 1870-1930; Geography and the Sociology of Knowledge; Early Thoughts on Economic Development; The Institutionalisation of Geography; Geography in Schools and the Expansion of Geographical Societies; Conclusion; 3. Geography, Area Studies and Development Studies

Colonial GeographyRegional Geography and Area Studies; Development Geography; Conclusion; PART TWO: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT; 4. Theories of Imperialism and Underdevelopment; Capitalism and Imperialism; Theories of Dependency; Critics of Dependency Theories; Theories of Capitalist Crisis and the Industrialisation of the Periphery; Conclusion; 5. Post-dependency Theories of Underdevelopment; The Articulation of Modes of Production; A Critique of the 'Articulation' Approach; Class and the Response to Economism; Conclusion

PART THREE: REGIONALISM, URBANISATION AND UNDERDEVELOPMENT6. Social Theory and Regional Uneven Development; The Regional Question; Regional Political Economy; A Critique of Political Economy; Society, Space and Underdevelopment; Conclusion; 7. Migration, Circulation and Urbanisation in Indonesia; Explanations of Migration and Circular Migration; Towards a Theory of Mobility; Migration and Circulation in South Sulawesi; Conclusion; 8. Conflict and Class in the City; Employment and the Informal Sector; Class and Urban Petty Production; Conflict and Class; Conclusion; Conclusion; Bibliography



First published in 1984, this title discusses the emergence of both the orthodox and political economy based approaches to underdevelopment in geography , critically assessing their strengths and weaknesses, and showing the relationship between intellectual developments and changing material conditions. The work is primarily concerned with theories, though it does contain much empirical material drawn from throughout the Third World. The book examines the emergence of theories of development historically and considers the various contemporary theoretical 'schools', both Marxist and non-Marxist