AO: This group thinks of how to move away from connections as understood in terms of the functional requirements of capitalism or an integrated world system. They note: “that is precisely how one should not be trying to understand phenomena of connection. Localities—“places,” as geographers call them— are sui generis; some of them are more powerful than others and have the ability to tie the others to them—and some- times to remake the others—in ways the less powerful have little choice over. What are those ways that powerful places have at their disposal, and how do less powerful places re- spond? How do less powerful places get caught up with the more powerful places to begin with?” (399).