Locating Value

Locating Value : Theory, Application and Critique

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This book offers critical, state of the art reflections of value as it is theorised, applied, and critiqued. This book examines how value comes to feature in contemporary society; how it is figured, operationalized, endorsed, and contested. This book demonstrates the eclectic epistemic foundations and imperatives of value, with contributions exploring: Marxist and post-structural theories of value, the ways values and value frameworks are embodied in our everyday habits, how spatial scales explicitly inflect notions of value and reciprocally serve as discursive containers through which value gets assigned, and contestation of value regimes. With contributions from leading figures within the field, this book demonstrates the fluidity of value across a range of geographic locales and disciplines.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 black & white illustrations
  • 1138852236
  • 9781138852235

About Gareth Hoskins

Gareth Hoskins, Department of Geography and Earth Science, Aberystwyth University, UK. Samantha Saville, Department of Geography and Earth Science, Aberystwyth University, UK.show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction Gareth Hoskins and Samantha Saville Part 1: Knowing Value 2. Molecular value: clarifying assumptions of value theory David Clarke and Marcus Doel 3. Locating heritage values Kalliopi Fouseki, Joel Taylor, Margarita Diaz-Andreu, Sjoerd van der Linde, Ana Pereira-Roders 4. Making values visible and real, but not necessarily monetized Wendy Miller 5. Measuring what Value? An ethnographic account of DEFRA's biodiversity offsetting metric Louise Carver, Birkbeck 6. Neoliberal Nature in the UK: the contestation of value surrounding biodiversity offsetting in England Guy Crawford Part 2: Practicing Value 7. Emerging Economic Geographies: Social Relations of Value in the "Ordinary Economy" Erica Pani 8. The inside(ness) and outside(ness) of heritage values: Everyday life in a World Heritage Site Hilary Orange 9. Locating Cultural Value in Digital Archives and the Comainn Eachdraidh Movement David Beel 10. Unsettled value: re-identifying tobacco agriculture as heritage in eastern Taiwan Han-Hsiu Chen 11. Political Ecologies of Knowledge: locating value (s) of knowledge production at the (scientific) field site Samantha Saville Part 3: Spacing Value 12. Regimes of Value in Maxwell Street Tim Cresswell 13. Locating the 'self' and the 'other': creating and transmitting value through Eisteddfodau in Wales Jennifer Turner 14. The transformation of value system and urban planning in China: evidence from the city of Yangzhou in Jiangsu province Xu Huanga, Martin Dijsta, Jan van Weesepa 15. Snapshot ecology: baselines and the contested value of invasive alien species Marte Qvenild and Gunhild Setten 16. "And What do You do With Five-hundred Millions of Stars?" Thomas Pomeon and Samuel Challeat 17. The vagaries of value at California State Parks: towards a geographical axiology Gareth Hoskins Part 4: Value Activism 18. Waste, Value and Informality - Locating Value in Waste Aidan Wong 19. The politics of value: determining the significance of graffiti and street art Cameron McAuliffe 20. Exploring the nature and dynamics of food value chains Susan Machum 21. Understanding value amongst Indonesia's REDD+ private finance Rowan Dixon 22. Conclusion Gareth Hoskins and Samantha Savilleshow more