Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Provides the anthropological, economic, and historical framework to understand the origins of global problems, why globalization and the global expansion of the culture of capitalism has generated protest and resistance, and the steps necessary to solve global problems.Global issues and problems associated with capitalist economy, culture and society.Anyone who is interested in better understanding the history and framework of capitalism and it's global impact.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Consumer, the Laborer, the Capitalist, and the Nation-State in the Society of Perpetual Growth
A Primer on Money
Capitalism and the Making of the Consumer
Culture and the Construction of the Consumer
The Construction of the Consumer
Kinderculture in America: The Child as Consumer
The Role of Children in Capitalism
The Social Construction of Childhood
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
The Rise of the Merchant, Industrialist, and Capital Controller
The Era of the Global Trader
A Trader's Tour of the World
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
The Nation-State in the Culture of Capitalism
The Origin and History of the State
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