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The Resource Global problems and the culture of capitalism, Richard H. Robbins

Global problems and the culture of capitalism, Richard H. Robbins

Label
Global problems and the culture of capitalism
Title
Global problems and the culture of capitalism
Statement of responsibility
Richard H. Robbins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1940-
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Robbins, Richard H.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Economic history
  • Social problems
  • Capitalism
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Poverty
Label
Global problems and the culture of capitalism, Richard H. Robbins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-364) and indexes
Contents
  • pt. 1. Introduction: the consumer, the laborer, the capitalist, and the nation-state in the society of perpetual growth. A primer on money: the philosopher's stone ; Step 1: the development of commodity money ; Step 2: the shift from commodity to fiat or credit money ; Step 3: the necessary conversion of nonmonetary into monetary capital -- ch. 1. Constructing the consumer. Remaking consumption ; Kinderculture in America: the child as consumer ; Exporting the consumer -- ch. 2. The laborer in the culture of capitalism. A primer on the elements of capitalism ; The construction and anatomy of the working class -- ch. 3. The rise and fall of the merchant, industrialist, and financier. The era of the global trader ; The era of the industrialist ; The era of the corporation, the multilateral institution, and the capital speculator ; The "second great contraction" -- ch. 4. The nation-state in the culture of capitalism. The origin and history of the state ; Constructing the nation-state ; Spin, tree trade, and the role of energy in the global economy --
  • pt. 2. The global impact of the culture of capitalism: introduction. A primer on market externalities: Polanyi's paradox -- ch. 5. The problem of population growth. The Malthusians versus the revisionists ; Demographic transition theory ; Population growth in the periphery -- ch. 6. Hunger, poverty, and economic development. The evolution of food production: from the neolithic to the neocaloric ; The politics of hunger ; Solutions and adaptations to poverty and hunger -- ch. 7. Environment and consumption. The case of sugar ; The story of beef ; Economic growth, sustainability, and the environment -- ch. 8. Health and disease. A primer on how to die from an infectious disease ; The relationship between culture and disease ; AIDS and the culture of capitalism -- ch. 9. Indigenous groups and ethnic conflict. The fate of indigenous peoples ; The Guaraní: the economics of ethnocide ; Disadvantaged majorities and their revenge --
  • pt. 3. Resistance and rebellion: introduction. A primer on terrorism -- ch. 10. Peasant protest, rebellion, and resistance. Malaysia and the weapons of the weak ; Kikuyu and the Mau Mau rebellion ; The rebellion in Chiapas -- ch. 11. Anti-systemic protest. Protest as anti-systemic: the two world revolutions ; The protests of labor: coal miners in nineteenth-century Pennsylvania ; Global feminist resistance ; Ecological resistance movements -- ch. 12. Religion and anti-systemic protest. Indigenous religious movements as anti-systemic protest ; The global challenge of anti-systemic religious protest ; "Terror in the mind of God" -- ch. 13. Constructing the citizen-activist. What are the real dangers? ; The GNP and the construction of the doctrine of perpetual growth ; The means and prospects for change ; Rebuilding and maintaining natural capital
Control code
ocn640095726
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
5th ed
Extent
xvi, 383 p.
Isbn
9780205801053
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010010395
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)640095726
Label
Global problems and the culture of capitalism, Richard H. Robbins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-364) and indexes
Contents
  • pt. 1. Introduction: the consumer, the laborer, the capitalist, and the nation-state in the society of perpetual growth. A primer on money: the philosopher's stone ; Step 1: the development of commodity money ; Step 2: the shift from commodity to fiat or credit money ; Step 3: the necessary conversion of nonmonetary into monetary capital -- ch. 1. Constructing the consumer. Remaking consumption ; Kinderculture in America: the child as consumer ; Exporting the consumer -- ch. 2. The laborer in the culture of capitalism. A primer on the elements of capitalism ; The construction and anatomy of the working class -- ch. 3. The rise and fall of the merchant, industrialist, and financier. The era of the global trader ; The era of the industrialist ; The era of the corporation, the multilateral institution, and the capital speculator ; The "second great contraction" -- ch. 4. The nation-state in the culture of capitalism. The origin and history of the state ; Constructing the nation-state ; Spin, tree trade, and the role of energy in the global economy --
  • pt. 2. The global impact of the culture of capitalism: introduction. A primer on market externalities: Polanyi's paradox -- ch. 5. The problem of population growth. The Malthusians versus the revisionists ; Demographic transition theory ; Population growth in the periphery -- ch. 6. Hunger, poverty, and economic development. The evolution of food production: from the neolithic to the neocaloric ; The politics of hunger ; Solutions and adaptations to poverty and hunger -- ch. 7. Environment and consumption. The case of sugar ; The story of beef ; Economic growth, sustainability, and the environment -- ch. 8. Health and disease. A primer on how to die from an infectious disease ; The relationship between culture and disease ; AIDS and the culture of capitalism -- ch. 9. Indigenous groups and ethnic conflict. The fate of indigenous peoples ; The Guaraní: the economics of ethnocide ; Disadvantaged majorities and their revenge --
  • pt. 3. Resistance and rebellion: introduction. A primer on terrorism -- ch. 10. Peasant protest, rebellion, and resistance. Malaysia and the weapons of the weak ; Kikuyu and the Mau Mau rebellion ; The rebellion in Chiapas -- ch. 11. Anti-systemic protest. Protest as anti-systemic: the two world revolutions ; The protests of labor: coal miners in nineteenth-century Pennsylvania ; Global feminist resistance ; Ecological resistance movements -- ch. 12. Religion and anti-systemic protest. Indigenous religious movements as anti-systemic protest ; The global challenge of anti-systemic religious protest ; "Terror in the mind of God" -- ch. 13. Constructing the citizen-activist. What are the real dangers? ; The GNP and the construction of the doctrine of perpetual growth ; The means and prospects for change ; Rebuilding and maintaining natural capital
Control code
ocn640095726
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
5th ed
Extent
xvi, 383 p.
Isbn
9780205801053
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010010395
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)640095726

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