‘This is an era — it is often said — when things are speeding up, and spreading out. Capital is going through a new phase of internationalization, especially in its financial parts. More people travel more frequently and for longer distances. Your clothes have probably made in a range of countries from Latin America to South-East Asia. Dinner consists of food shipped in from all over the world. And if you have a screen in your office, instead of opening a letter which – care of Her Majesty’s Post Office – has taken some days to wend its way across the country, you now get interrupted by e- mail. ‘
from ‘Space, Place and Gender’. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1994.