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ERIC Number: EJ796039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0743-0167
The Contradictions of Uneven Development for States and Firms: Capital and State Rescaling in Peripheral Regions
Quark, Amy Adams
Journal of Rural Studies, v24 n3 p291-303 Jul 2008
Recent studies suggest that processes of capital and state rescaling are generating new socio-spatial inequalities within nation-states. I explore rescaling in the understudied context of a peripheral region through the case of a global apparel merchant, Lands' End, and its decision to relocate its call and distribution centers to Dodgeville, Wisconsin. I argue that an empirical exploration of rescaling in peripheral regions demonstrates the need for two revisions to this literature: (1) an extension of the rescaling literature to capture the multi-scalar construction of socio-spatial inequalities and how the interactions between these different scales influence local outcomes; (2) an extension to firms the kind of analysis that scholars have applied to states--that is, we must consider both the rescaling strategies pursued by states and firms, as well as the contradictions both face as a result of new and existing socio-spatial inequalities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin