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The Connectedness with Nature of Chinese Adolescent Tourists: A Q Method Approach (2024)
Journal Article
Hua, F., Hu, X., Bai, K., & Crang, M. (2024). The Connectedness with Nature of Chinese Adolescent Tourists: A Q Method Approach. Journal of China Tourism Research, https://doi.org/10.1080/19388160.2024.2306212

A systematic understanding of Chinese adolescent tourists’ connectedness with nature is helpful to illustrate the coming cultural turn in self-nature relationship. However, the existing research is almost based on the Western cultural context and fol... Read More about The Connectedness with Nature of Chinese Adolescent Tourists: A Q Method Approach.

Fragmentary embeddedness: Challenges for alternative food networks in Guangzhou, China (2022)
Journal Article
Zhong, S., Hughes, A., Crang, M., Zeng, G., & Hocknell, S. (2022). Fragmentary embeddedness: Challenges for alternative food networks in Guangzhou, China. Journal of Rural Studies, 95, 382-390. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2022.09.008

Alternative food networks (AFNs) have been viewed as being more deeply embedded in the fabric of places and the social relations of their food systems than conventional food networks, and have been regarded as ‘spaces of hope’ for addressing sustaina... Read More about Fragmentary embeddedness: Challenges for alternative food networks in Guangzhou, China.

Exploring the Benefits of Small Catchments on Rural Spatial Governance in Wuling Mountain Area, China (2021)
Journal Article
Qiao, J., Crang, M., Hong, L., & Li, X. (2021). Exploring the Benefits of Small Catchments on Rural Spatial Governance in Wuling Mountain Area, China. Sustainability, 13(2), https://doi.org/10.3390/su13020760

China is facing an important period of rural governance innovation and restructuring of territorial spatial patterns. This paper selects catchments as the most closely related spatial units for rural industrial development and rural settlement activi... Read More about Exploring the Benefits of Small Catchments on Rural Spatial Governance in Wuling Mountain Area, China.

Constructing Freshness: The Vitality of Wet Markets in Urban China (2019)
Journal Article
Zhong, S., Crang, M., & Zeng, G. (2020). Constructing Freshness: The Vitality of Wet Markets in Urban China. Agriculture and Human Values, 37, 175-185. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-019-09987-2

Wet markets, a ‘traditional’ form of food retail, have maintained their popularity in urban China despite the rapid expansion of ‘modern’ supermarket chains. Their continued popularity rests in the freshness of their food. Chinese consumers regard fr... Read More about Constructing Freshness: The Vitality of Wet Markets in Urban China.

Travelling People and Things:The Creation of Differentiated Mobilities in a World on the Move (2018)
Journal Article
Crang, M. (2018). Travelling People and Things:The Creation of Differentiated Mobilities in a World on the Move. Kankogaku hyoron, 6(1), 49-54

This short paper will just try and pick apart a couple of examples to reveal how mobilities are both differentiated and differentiate among people. That is they are both a function of social status but also help enact social status. Slightly against... Read More about Travelling People and Things:The Creation of Differentiated Mobilities in a World on the Move.

Illicit economies: customary illegality, moral economies and circulation (2016)
Journal Article
Gregson, N., & Crang, M. (2017). Illicit economies: customary illegality, moral economies and circulation. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 42(2), 206-219. https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12158

This paper is concerned with how to think the illicit and illegal as part of economies. Economic geography has only recently begun to address this challenge but in limited ways. The paper shows the difficulties with those approaches, chief among whic... Read More about Illicit economies: customary illegality, moral economies and circulation.

Holding together logistical worlds: friction, seams and circulation in the emerging ‘global warehouse’ (2016)
Journal Article
Gregson, N., Crang, M., & Antonopoulos, C. (2017). Holding together logistical worlds: friction, seams and circulation in the emerging ‘global warehouse’. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 35(3), 381-398. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263775816671721

This paper examines logistics in the space of action between production and consumption to provide (1) a rethinking of logistical power, not as seamless flow but through seam space and friction, and (2) a re-conceptualisation of cargo mobilities, as... Read More about Holding together logistical worlds: friction, seams and circulation in the emerging ‘global warehouse’.

Researching virtual communities (2016)
Book Chapter
Crang, M., & Haji Bin Mohamed, S. (2016). Researching virtual communities. In N. Clifford, M. Cope, S. French, & T. Gillespie (Eds.), Key methods in geography (270-284). (3rd ed.). SAGE Publications

This chapter asks what is distinctive about researching virtual communities. In so doing it troubles both those terms – arguing that ‘virtual’ may be an unhelpful descriptor, though it may throw into relief some equally problematic associations with... Read More about Researching virtual communities.

Negotiating the Urban Smart Grid: Socio-Technical Experimentation in the City of Austin (2015)
Journal Article
McLean, A., Bulkeley, H., & Crang, M. (2016). Negotiating the Urban Smart Grid: Socio-Technical Experimentation in the City of Austin. Urban Studies, 53(15), 3246-3263. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098015612984

A growing body of literature has emerged that examines cities as key sites for socio-technical experimentation with a variety of initiatives and interventions to reduce carbon emissions, upgrade ageing infrastructure networks and stimulate economic d... Read More about Negotiating the Urban Smart Grid: Socio-Technical Experimentation in the City of Austin.

Waste, Resource Recovery and Labour: Recycling Economies in the EU. (2015)
Book Chapter
Gregson, N., & Crang, M. (2015). Waste, Resource Recovery and Labour: Recycling Economies in the EU. In J. Michie, & C. Cooper (Eds.), Why the Social Sciences Matter (60-76). Palgrave Macmillan

This chapter shows that the social sciences are critical to the challenge of turning wastes to resources via materials recovery and recycling. For wastes to become resources they have to become products, bought and sold in markets. Economics and the... Read More about Waste, Resource Recovery and Labour: Recycling Economies in the EU..

From Waste to Resource: The Trade in Wastes and Global Recycling Economies (2015)
Journal Article
Gregson, N., & Crang, M. (2015). From Waste to Resource: The Trade in Wastes and Global Recycling Economies. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 40(1), 151-176. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-environ-102014-021105

We outline the frameworks that shape and hold apart waste debates in and about Global North and South and that hinder analysis of flows between them. Typically waste is addressed as municipal waste, resulting in a focus on domestic consumption and ur... Read More about From Waste to Resource: The Trade in Wastes and Global Recycling Economies.

Travelling ethics: Valuing harmony, habitat and heritage while consuming people and places (2015)
Journal Article
Crang, M. (2015). Travelling ethics: Valuing harmony, habitat and heritage while consuming people and places. Geoforum, 67, 194-203. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.06.010

A variety of ethical tourism initiatives have arisen which look at the distribution of benefits and costs arising from the movement of western tourists who are consuming places in the Global South. This paper troubles those positions. Taking the case... Read More about Travelling ethics: Valuing harmony, habitat and heritage while consuming people and places.

Making material memories: Kinmen’s bridging objects and fractured places between China and Taiwan (2015)
Journal Article
Zhang, J., & Crang, M. (2016). Making material memories: Kinmen’s bridging objects and fractured places between China and Taiwan. cultural geographies, 23(3), 421-439. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474474015591488

The post-war material culture of Kinmen, a former military outpost in Taiwan, reveals a biography moving from conflict to hope for rapprochement, from matériel to militaria to souvenir. By experimenting with the concept of sensuous materialism, this... Read More about Making material memories: Kinmen’s bridging objects and fractured places between China and Taiwan.

Interrogating the Circular Economy: the Moral Economy of Resource Recovery in the EU (2015)
Journal Article
Gregson, N., Crang, M., Fuller, S., & Holmes, H. (2015). Interrogating the Circular Economy: the Moral Economy of Resource Recovery in the EU. Economy and Society, 44(2), 218-243. https://doi.org/10.1080/03085147.2015.1013353

The concept of the circular economy has gained increasing prominence in academic, practitioner and policy circles and is linked to greening economies and sustainable development. However, the idea is more often celebrated than critically interrogated... Read More about Interrogating the Circular Economy: the Moral Economy of Resource Recovery in the EU.

The Promises and Perils of a Digital Geohumanities (2015)
Journal Article
Crang, M. (2015). The Promises and Perils of a Digital Geohumanities. cultural geographies, 22(2), 351-360. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474474015572303

This intervention asks to what extent to developments of digital media offer new objects that demand new methods, and to what extent they create new methods that might be applied to older cultural fields creating a digital humanities. It argues that... Read More about The Promises and Perils of a Digital Geohumanities.