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No Local Why Small-Scale Alternatives Won't Change the World

ISBN-10: 1846946719
ISBN-13: 9781846946714
Edition: 2012
Authors: Greg Sharzer
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing Limited
Publication date: 4/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 189
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

Preface
Twenty First Century Capitalism, Nineteenth Century Economics
What is the local?
What is localism?
Localism and value
Proudhon versus Marx
An extremely short history of capitalism
Local Visions, Global Realities
Pro-market localism
Idealizing the local
Does local money stay in local spaces?
Consumers in capitalism
Ethical consumption
Anti-market localism and the problem of autonomy
What's wrong with high-tech?
Work as freedom
LETS, alternative currency and credit schemes
Right-wing localism: immigration
Now we see the violence inherent in the system
Growing Alternatives? Centralization, Rent and Agriculture
How capitalism transforms the land
What is rent?
Rent today
Pro-market urban agriculture
The Markham Foodbelt
Anti-market urban agriculture
The impact of rent
Urban agriculture in the Global South
Cuba
Urban agriculture as resistance?
Rent-to-own
Local Shops for Local People
What ideology does
Who are the petite bourgeois?
The politics of the petite bourgeoisie
Habitus
Morality
Voluntary simplicity
Voluntarism
Community
Lifestyle
Utopianism
Catastrophism and crisis
Malthusianism
Localist moralism: the locavore
Petite Bourgeois hegemony
Building Socialism from Local Spaces
Neocommunitarianism
Postcapitalist localism
Solidarity Economics
The tongue-tied left
Does capitalism make us powerless?
Capitalism as contradictory
Combined and uneven development
How could a future socialist society work?
Against prefigurative lifestyles
For collective prefiguration
The working class and Marxism
Rosa Luxemburg and social revolution
Participatory Budgeting in Toronto
The Special Diet Campaign
Building counter-power: the Ontario Days of Action and the global justice movement
Making freedom global
Notes and References
Bibliography

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