The Resource The production of space, place, and food : the ecology of money and the emergence of transformative circuits of money capital, Benjamin Clarke Wilson

The production of space, place, and food : the ecology of money and the emergence of transformative circuits of money capital, Benjamin Clarke Wilson

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The production of space, place, and food : the ecology of money and the emergence of transformative circuits of money capital
Title
The production of space, place, and food
Title remainder
the ecology of money and the emergence of transformative circuits of money capital
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Clarke Wilson
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Language
eng
Summary
This dissertation argues that Henri Lefebvre's (1991) The Production of Space expresses a theoretical blueprint for the construction of an interdisciplinary approach to social science that integrates political economy, ecology, and geoscience under common meta-theoretical commitments. From this foundation a comparative analysis of the production, distribution, and consumption of two food systems is undertaken. The orthodox or industrial food system, characterized by intensive agriculture, and the countervailing agriculture of alternative food networks supply contrasting subjects for investigating the role of distance in the production and reproduction of social and environmental externalities. By means of the Marxian circuits of money capital, each of these food systems is modeled to analyze metabolic changes as distance between the stages: purchase, production, and sale are spatially differentiated. The capacity to investigate distances is facilitated by efforts to overcome critiques of Lefebvre's theory of space as being too abstract for practical application. This is accomplished by mapping the stages of the Marxian circuits of money capital to the physical locations in which they take place using geographic information systems (GIS). From this perspective, social and environmental externalities are interpreted both visually on maps and quantitatively using spatial analysis techniques. Given this interdisciplinary perspective of the contrasting food systems, it is hypothesized that the primary energy sources used in production are fundamental to understanding distance. Although energy is typically discussed in terms of fossil fuel or biological resources, this investigation extends the analysis to include money. Money as a social relation contributes to a spatial understanding of what Marx called the "opposite metamorphosis" or the valorization of commodities taking place between the stages of purchase and sale. The final substantive chapter outlines a policy proposal to reduce the distance of the "opposite metamorphosis" through the issue of a community currency. The issuance of the community currency expands the money ecology and stabilizes sustainable alternative food networks
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UMK
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1977-
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Wilson, Benjamin Clarke
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation note
(Department of Economics and Social Science Consortium).
Dissertation year
2015.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1961-
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Forstater, Mathew
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  • Lefebvre, Henri
  • Food industry and trade
  • Money
  • Economic geography
Label
The production of space, place, and food : the ecology of money and the emergence of transformative circuits of money capital, Benjamin Clarke Wilson
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Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Economics and Social Science."
  • Advisor: Mathew Forstater
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-196)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- A contribution to the production of space -- Industrial food and the ideology of growth -- Modeling alternative food networks using the circuit of money capital -- Moving the production of space into a geographic information system-first steps -- A comparative spatial examination of food's circuits of money capital -- Money as social energy -- Reflections and future inquires
Control code
917652735
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (198 pages)
File format
one file format
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online
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mixed
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)917652735
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  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The production of space, place, and food : the ecology of money and the emergence of transformative circuits of money capital, Benjamin Clarke Wilson
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Economics and Social Science."
  • Advisor: Mathew Forstater
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-196)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- A contribution to the production of space -- Industrial food and the ideology of growth -- Modeling alternative food networks using the circuit of money capital -- Moving the production of space into a geographic information system-first steps -- A comparative spatial examination of food's circuits of money capital -- Money as social energy -- Reflections and future inquires
Control code
917652735
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (198 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)917652735
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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