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Multiple proximities: culture and geography in the transport logistics of newsprint manufactured in Australia

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Bradshaw, MB, Multiple proximities: culture and geography in the transport logistics of newsprint manufactured in Australia, Environment and Planning A, 33, (10) pp. 1717-1739. ISSN 0308-518X (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1068/a33220

Abstract

Three types of proximity are argued to be present in the research material in this paper. First, put simply, geographic proximity refers to two entities being physically next to each other. Second, cultural proximity refers to two entities being relationally close to one another, with geographic proximity often not being required. Third, network proximity refers to two entities being associated through or with a third entity, again with geographic proximity often not being required. Geographies of links between entities-people, enterprises, places, etc-trace networks of relations. Geographic proximity remains crucial, but the relational spaces of geographic networks that selectively connect entities in different ways around the world are just as important. In this paper some elements from actor-network theory are used to approach the investigation of multiple proximities. The argument is exemplified through a recent case study of the restructuring of transport logistics of newsprint manufactured in Australia.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Fisheries Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Author:Bradshaw, MB (Dr Matthew Bradshaw)
ID Code:22284
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2001-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-03
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