AbstractThese two substantial books propose a marriage of human geography and historical materialism Harvey presents “a treatise on Marxian theory in general, paying particular attention to the circulation of capital in built environments, the credit system and the production of spatial configurations” while Dunford and Perrons “seek to set out an historical account of the process of uneven development indicating the connection between forms of spatial differentiation and forms of organization of production, distribution, consumption and circulation, and between territorial inequalities and phases of economic and social development”. Both books are densely argued and raise a wide range of issues current in recent debates within human geography and Marxism. Harvey is principally developing his argument for and within Marxism, whereas Dunford and Perrons more explicitly address human geographers and “wish to argue that historical materialism provides a basis for resolving some of the methodological and conceptual problems faced by geographer"
Kearns, Gerry (1984) Making space for Marx. Journal of Historical Geography, 10. pp. 411-417. ISSN 0305-7488