Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/194521
Title:
Carving a Niche: Artisans in a Global Economy
Author:
Rushbrook, Dereka
Issue Date:
2005
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This dissertation examines the impacts of globalization and neoliberal reforms through a political ecology and commodity chain analysis of the artisanal production of pine furniture. Arguing that a commodity chain framework can play a central role in geographic inquiries surrounding the political economy of production and consumption, it illustrates the ways in which a careful attention to place and local histories can enrich commodity chain analysis itself. At the same time, integrating commodity chain analysis with political ecology offers one potential way out of the language of scale and its associated vertical hierarchies. Such an approach can highlight the agency of local actors and the importance of the environment, heretofore missing in commodity chain analyses. Furthermore, it expands the realm of political ecology and calls for a more explicit attention to the role of artisans in human-environment relations
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Degree Name:
AuD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Geography; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Liverman, Diana
Committee Chair:
Liverman, Diana

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dc.titleCarving a Niche: Artisans in a Global Economyen_US
dc.creatorRushbrook, Derekaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRushbrook, Derekaen_US
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines the impacts of globalization and neoliberal reforms through a political ecology and commodity chain analysis of the artisanal production of pine furniture. Arguing that a commodity chain framework can play a central role in geographic inquiries surrounding the political economy of production and consumption, it illustrates the ways in which a careful attention to place and local histories can enrich commodity chain analysis itself. At the same time, integrating commodity chain analysis with political ecology offers one potential way out of the language of scale and its associated vertical hierarchies. Such an approach can highlight the agency of local actors and the importance of the environment, heretofore missing in commodity chain analyses. Furthermore, it expands the realm of political ecology and calls for a more explicit attention to the role of artisans in human-environment relationsen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
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thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeographyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLiverman, Dianaen_US
dc.contributor.chairLiverman, Dianaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMarston, Sallie A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJones, John Paulen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBeezley, Williamen_US
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dc.identifier.oclc137354667en_US
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