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Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism

ISBN-10: 0205407412
ISBN-13: 9780205407415
Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $87.80
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/19/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Preface
The Consumer, the Laborer, the Capitalist, and the Nation-State in the Society of Perpetual Growth: Introduction
A Primer On Money
The Development of Commodity Money
The Shift From Commodity to Fiat or Credit Money
The Necessary Conversion of Nonmonetary into Monetary Capital
Constructing the Consumer
Remaking Consumption
Marketing and Advertising
The Transformation of Institutions
The Transformation of Spiritual and Intellectual Values
The Reconfiguration of Space and Class
Kinderculture in America: The Child as Consumer
The Role of Children in Capitalism
The Social Construction of Childhood
Exporting the Consumer
Conclusion
The Laborer in the Culture of Capitalism
A Primer on the Economic Elements of Capitalism
The Baptism of Money
The Construction and Anatomy of the Working Class
Characteristics of the Working Class
The Growth of Overseas Assembly Plants
The Creation of Free Labor
The Segmentation of the Workforce
Control and Discipline
Resistance and Rebellion
Conclusion
The Rise of the Merchant, Industrialist, and Capital Controller
The Era of the Global Trader
A Trader's Tour of the World in 1400
The Economic Rise of Europe and Its Impact on Africa and the Americas
The Rise of the Trading Companies
The Era of the Industrialist
Textiles and the Rise of the Factory System
The Age of Imperialism
The Era of the Corporation, the Multilateral Institution, and the Capital Controller
The Rise of the Corporation
Bretton Woods and the World Debt
The Power of Capital Controllers
Conclusion
The Nation-State in the Culture of Capitalism
The Origin and History of the State
The Evolution of the State
The History and Function of the Nation-State
Constructing the Nation-State
Creating the Other
Language, Bureaucracy, and Education
Violence and Genocide
The Future of the Nation-State
Transnationalism and Migration
Will Corporations Rule the World?
Nongovernmental Organizations
Conclusion
The Global Impact of the Culture of Capitalism: Introduction
A Primer on Market Externalities: Polanyi's Paradox
The Problem of Population Growth
The Malthusians Versus the Revisionists
The Case of India and China
The Issue of Carrying Capacity
The Ideology of Malthusian Concerns
Demographic Transition Theory
A Primer on the Determinants of Population Growth and Decline
Some Examples of Demographic Change
Population Growth in the Periphery
Wealth Flows Theory
The Social Implications of Wealth Flows Theory
The Question of Gender and Power
Problems and Prospects
Conclusion
Hunger, Poverty, and Economic Development
The Evolution of Food Production: From the Neolithic to the Neocaloric
From Gathering and Hunting to the Neolithic
Capitalism and Agriculture
The Neocaloric and the Green Revolution
The Politics of Hunger
The Anatomy of Famine
The Anatomy of Endemic Hunger
Solutions to Poverty and Hunger
Economic Development
Foreign Aid: The Case of Russia
Targeting Vulnerable Populations: The Grameen Bank and Microcredit
Conclusion
Environment and Consumption
The Case of Sugar
Sugar Origins and Production
Uses of Sugar
The Development of the Sugar Complex
The Expansion of Sugar Consumption
The Mass Consumption of Sugar
Modern Sugar
The Story of Beef
The Ascendancy of Beef
The Emergence of the American Beef Industry
Modern Beef
The Internationalization of the Hamburger
Environmentally Sustainable Cattle Raising
Exporting Pollution
Conclusion
Disease
A Primer on How to Die of an Infectious Disease
The Relationships Between Culture and Disease
Gathering and Hunting to Early Agriculture
"Graveyards of Mankind"
Diseases of Environmental Change
Aids and the Culture of Capitalism
How Did the Disease Spread?
Who Gets Infected with AIDS?
Who Gets Blamed?
Conclusion
Indigenous Groups and Ethnic Conflict
The Fate of Indigenous Peoples
Some Characteristics of Indigenous Peoples
The Process of Ethnocide
The Guarani: The Economics of Ethnocide
History and Background
Contemporary Development and Guarani Communities
Disadvantaged Majorities and Their Revenge
Leveling Crowds
Genocide as an Externality of the Market
Conclusion
Resistance and Rebellion: Introduction
A Primer on Terrorism
Peasant Protest, Rebellion, and Resistance
Malaysia and the Weapons of the weak
Malaysian Peasants and the Green Revolution
Fighting Back
Obstacles to Resistance
Protest and Change
Kikuyu and the Mau Mau Rebellion
The British in East Africa
The White Highlands
The Roots of the Rebellion
The Rebellion
"State of Emergency"
The Oath and the Detention Camps
Independence
The Rebellion in Chiapas
Poverty and Inequality in Chiapas
The Rebellion and the Global Economy
The Revolt and the Reaction of the Mexican Government
The Future of Peasants
Conclusion
Antisystemic Protest
Protest as Antisystemic: The two World Revolutions
The Revolution of 1848
The Revolution of 1968
The Protests of Labor: Coal Miners In Nineteenth-Century Pennsylvania
The Coal Industry and the Worker's Life
Worker Resistance and Protest
Destroying Worker Resistance
Global Feminist Resistance
Gender Relations in the Culture of Capitalism
Strategies of Protest
Ecological Resistance Movements
Earth First!
Chipko and the Tragedy of the Commons
Conclusion
Religion and Antisystemic Protest
Indigenous Religious Movements as Protest
The Ghost Dance
The Cargo Cults
Zionism in South Africa
The Global Challenge of Antisystemic Religious Protest
Islamic Fundamentalism
Protestant Fundamentalism in North America
"Terror in the Mind of God"
Some Examples of Religious Violence
Understanding Religious Violence
Conclusion
Constructing the Citizen-Activist
What Are the Real Dangers?
The GNP and the Construction of the Doctrine of Perpetual Growth
The Depletion of Natural Capital
The Depletion of Political Capital
The Depletion of Social Capital
Capital and Public Policy
Constructing the Citizen-Activist
Indices and Goals for Well-Being
The Means and Prospects for Change: Attaining Zero Economic Growth
Rebuilding and Maintaining Natural Capital
Restoring Political Capital
Rebuilding Social Capital
Conclusion
References
Name Index
Place and Culture Index
Subject Index
Credits

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