Neil Smith's Scale

John Paul Jones, Helga Leitner, Sallie A. Marston, Eric Sheppard

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In this essay, part of a special issue acknowledging the scholarship of Neil Smith, we trace his contributions to conceptualizing scale. From his important foundational text, Uneven Development, to his later works that fashioned a more malleable, constructivist, and socio-cultural approach, Neil Smith made lifelong contributions to our understanding of the processes of scale production—contributions that have forever altered how we understand the relationships among space, capitalism, and politics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-152
Number of pages15
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Neil Smith
  • scale
  • social theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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