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Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism

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6th
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9780205917655

ISBN10:
0205917658
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Pub. Date:
6/28/2013
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Pearson
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Summary

Examines the development and impact of capitalist culture

 

From its roots more than 500 years ago to the present day, capitalism expanded from Western Europe to the United States and then to much of the rest of the world. This expansion has not gone uncontested; resistance has been both direct and indirect, including political, religious, and social protest, and even revolution. How and why capitalist culture developed and the reasons why some groups resisted and continue to resist its development are among the issues explored in Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism, 6/e.

 

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Author Biography

Richard Robbins received his Ph.D. in anthropology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has spent his entire teaching career at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.  Some of his most formative academic experiences include field research among Cree, Inuit and Naskapi First Nations peoples of Canada, Acadian farmers and fisherfolk in New Brunswick, Canada, and among religious communal societies in the United States.  A research semester at the Science Studies Unit at the University of Edinburgh would count as one of his most stimulating intellectual experiences. 

 

He has received the State University of New York’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the American Anthropological Association/McGraw-Hill Teacher of the Year Award.  He appeared also in the hit anti-globalization documentary, The Yes Men.  He is currently SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor at Plattsburgh, and maintains a global problems website at www.plattsburgh.edu/legacy and a general website at faculty.plattsburgh.edu/richard.robbins.  He can be contacted by email at richard.robbins@plattsburgh.edu.

 

Table of Contents

In this section:

1) Brief Table of Content

2) Full Table of Contents


BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART 1 - Introduction: The Consumer, the Laborer, the Capitalist, and the Nation-State in the Society of Perpetual Growth 

Chapter 1: Constructing the Consumer 

Chapter 2: The Laborer in the Culture of Capitalism 

Chapter 3: The Rise and Fall of the Merchant, Industrialist, and Financier 

Chapter 4: The Nation-State in the Culture of Capitalism 

 

PART 2 - The Global Impact of the Culture of Capitalism: Introduction 

Chapter 5: Population Growth, Migration, and Urbanization 

Chapter 6: Hunger, Poverty, and Economic Development 

Chapter 7: Environment and Consumption 

Chapter 8: Health and Disease 

Chapter 9: Indigenous Groups and Ethnic Conflict 

 

PART 3 - Resistance and Rebellion: Introduction 

Chapter 10: Peasant Protest, Rebellion, and Resistance 

Chapter 11: Anti-Systemic Protest 

Chapter 12: Religion and Anti-Systemic Protest 

Chapter 13: Solving Global Problems: Some Solutions and Courses of Action   

 


FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART 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 

 

Chapter 1: Constructing the Consumer 

    Remaking Consumption

    Kinderculture in America: The Child as Consumer 

    Exporting the Consumer 

 

Chapter 2: The Laborer in the Culture of Capitalism 

    A Primer on the Elements of Capitalism 

    The Construction and Anatomy of the Working Class 

         

Chapter 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” 

     

Chapter 4: The Nation-State in the Culture of Capitalism 

    The Origin and History of the State 

    Constructing the Nation-State 

    Spin, Free Trade, and the Role of Energy in the Global Economy 

 

PART 2 - The Global Impact of the Culture of Capitalism: Introduction 

    A Primer on Market Externalities: Polanyi’s Paradox 

 

Chapter 5: Population Growth, Migration, and Urbanization 

    The Malthusians Versus the Revisionists 

    Demographic Transition Theory 

    Population Growth in the Periphery 

    Issues of Immigration

 

Chapter 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 

 

Chapter 7: Environment and Consumption 

    The Case of Sugar 

    The Story of Beef 

    Creating a Taste for Beef

    The Impact of Production On The Environment: The Effects of Climate Change

 

Chapter 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 

 

Chapter 9: Indigenous Groups and Ethnic Conflict 

    The Fate of Indigenous Peoples 

    The Guaraní: The Economics of Ethnocide 

    Disadvantaged Majorities and Their Revenge 

     

PART 3 - Resistance and Rebellion: Introduction 

    A Primer on Terrorism 

 

Chapter 10: Peasant Protest, Rebellion, and Resistance 

    Malaysia and the Weapons of the Weak 

    Kikuyu and the Mau Mau Rebellion 

    The Rebellion in Chiapas 

 

Chapter 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 

    Direct Action and Occupy Wall Street

 

Chapter 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” 

 

Chapter 13: Solving Global Problems: Some Solutions and Courses of Action      

    The Central Dilemma of Growth

    Things We Could Do



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