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Closing the loop or squaring the circle? Locating generative spaces for the circular economy

Hobson, Kersty ORCID: 2016. Closing the loop or squaring the circle? Locating generative spaces for the circular economy. Progress in Human Geography 40 (1) , pp. 88-104. 10.1177/0309132514566342

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Heightened concerns about long-term sustainability have of late enlivened debates around the circular economy (CE). Defined as a series of restorative and regenerative industrial systems, parallel socio-cultural transformations have arguably received less consideration to date. In response, this paper examines the contributions human geographical scholarship can make to CE debates, focusing on ‘generative spaces’ of diverse CE practices. Concepts infrequently discussed within human geography such as product service systems and ‘prosumption’ are explored, to argue that productive potential exists in bringing these ideas into conversation with ongoing human geographical research into practices, materialities, emergent political spaces and ‘everyday activism’.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Additional Information: Released with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License (CC BY-NC-ND)
Publisher: SAGE
ISSN: 0309-1325
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 May 2016
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2022 11:13

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