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date: 12 August 2020

accumulation 

Source:
A Dictionary of Human Geography
Author(s):

Alisdair Rogers,

Noel Castree,

Rob Kitchin

The process of creating, controlling, moving, and using surplus economic *capital. According to Marxist geographers, who have inquired into the way that accumulation is organized across space and through time, accumulation of a capitalist sort has come to dominate over all others. It involves the production, distribution, sale, and disposal of myriad commodities for the single aim of accumulating more wealth at the end of the process than was laid out by capitalists at the start. The most ‘liquid’ form in which economic capital can be accumulated is as ... ...

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