Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century (The Modern World-System, Volume 1)

By Immanuel Wallerstein

Immanuel Wallerstein's hugely influential, multi-volume opus, The sleek World-System, is one among this century's maximum works of social technological know-how. An leading edge, panoramic reinterpretation of worldwide heritage, it strains the emergence and improvement of the trendy global from the 16th to the 20 th century.

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A History of Capitalism, 1500-2000

By Michel Beaud

The conquest of the Americas inaugurated the sluggish accumulation of assets and the imperceptible structural ameliorations that culminated within the commercial Revolution. From that second on, capitalism grew and increased with a dynamism and flexibility which are now all too widely used, benefiting from wars or even handling to rebound after a chain of devastating financial crises.

In this highly-anticipated revised variation of the 1981 vintage, Beaud extends one of many significant strengths of the unique: the interweaving of social, political, and fiscal elements within the context of background. even as, Beaud's research presents a pragmatic and thorough exam of the advancements of capitalism within the final two decades, together with globalization, the accelerating pace of capital move, and the cave in of the Soviet empire and the following absorption of its inhabitants into the area industry. This re-creation additionally deals a very revised layout that integrates diagrams and flow-charts no longer formerly to be had within the English-language edition.

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Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

The politics of foodstuff is altering speedy. In wealthy nations, weight problems is now a extra major problem than starvation. shoppers as soon as chuffed with affordable and handy meals now wish meals that also is secure, nutritious, clean, and grown by means of neighborhood farmers utilizing fewer chemical substances. seriously backed and underregulated advertisement farmers are dealing with greater ward off from environmentalists and purchaser activists, and foodstuff businesses are below the microscope. in the meantime, agricultural luck in Asia has spurred source of revenue progress and nutritional enrichment, yet agricultural failure in Africa has left one-third of all voters undernourished - and the overseas markets that hyperlink those different areas jointly are topic to surprising disruption.

The moment version of Food Politics: What all people must Know® has been completely up to date to mirror the newest advancements and learn on modern worldwide foodstuff panorama, together with biofuels, the overseas grocery store, foodstuff relief, weight problems, nutrients retailing, city agriculture, and nutrients protection. the second one version additionally beneficial properties an elevated dialogue of the hyperlinks among water, weather swap, and nutrients, in addition to farming and the surroundings. New chapters examine farm animals, meat and fish and the way forward for meals politics.

Paarlberg's e-book demanding situations myths and opinions quite a lot of of contemporary trendy ideals approximately farming and foodstuff. For these able to have their brooding about nutrition politics proficient and likewise challenged, this is often the booklet to read.

What everybody must Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford college Press.

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Barbaric Sport: A Global Plague

By Marc Perelman

Marc Perelman pulls no punches during this succinct and searing broadside, assailing the ‘recent type of barbarism’ that's the worldwide carrying occasion. disregard the Olympics and examine, lower than Perelman’s suggestions, the ledger of inequities maintained via such supposedly innocuous games.

They have supplied a smokescreen for the forcible elimination of ‘undesirables’; aided governments within the pursuit of racist agendas; affirmed the hypocrisy of drug-testing in an the place doping is extra an crucial than an aberration; and built the pornographic hybrid that Perelman dubs ‘sporn’, an extra twist in our corrupt obsession with the body.

Drawing examples from the trendy historical past of the foreign wearing occasion, Perelman argues that today’s colosseums, upheld as examples of ‘health’, became the steamroller for a decadent age fixated on festival, repute and elitism.

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Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment

By Leah F. Vosko

This booklet explores the precarious margins of latest exertions markets. over the past few a long time, there was a lot dialogue of a shift from full-time everlasting jobs to better degrees of part-time and transitority employment and self-employment. regardless of such realization, regulatory ways haven't tailored therefore. as a substitute, within the absence of real possible choices, outdated regulatory types are utilized to new labour industry realities, leaving the main precarious varieties of employment intact. The publication locations this disjuncture in historic context and specializes in its implications for staff probably to be on the margins, quite girls and migrants, utilizing illustrations from Australia, the U.S., and Canada, in addition to member states of the eu Union.

Managing the Margins offers a rigorous research of nationwide and foreign regulatory techniques, drawing on unique and large qualitative and quantitative fabric. It innovates through studying the ancient and modern interaction of employment norms, gender family members, and citizenship boundaries.

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Theories of Surplus Value (Marx-Engels Collection Book 1)

Theories of Surplus worth is Karl Marx's critique and comparability of the tips and writings of Classical and Pre-Classical economists. It was once compiled through his pupil Karl Kautsky presently after his loss of life. this can be a needs to learn for an individual drawn to realizing the Marxian economics. This version is an digital model of the variation released by means of growth Publishers within the 1970's.

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Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism

By Bartow J. Elmore

"Citizen Coke demostrate[s] a whole lack of awareness approximately . . . the Coca-Cola system―past and present." ―Ted Ryan, the Coca-Cola Company

How did Coca-Cola construct an international empire by means of promoting a low-price concoction of quite often sugar, water, and caffeine? the straightforward resolution is ads, however the actual formulation to Coke’s good fortune used to be its process, from the beginning, to dump charges and dangers onto providers, franchisees, and the govt.. for many of its historical past the corporate owned no bottling vegetation, water assets, cane- or cornfields. A lean operation, it benefited from public items like affordable municipal water and curbside recycling courses. Its large urge for food for constituents gave it oversized effect on providers and congressional committees. This used to be Coca-Cola capitalism.

In this new historical past Bartow J. Elmore explores Coke via its components, exhibiting how the corporate secured substantial amounts of coca leaf, caffeine, sugar, and different inputs. Its development used to be pushed by means of clever leaders equivalent to Asa Candler, who scaled an Atlanta soda-fountain operation right into a nationwide empire, and “boss” Robert Woodruff, who nurtured partnerships with businesses like Hershey and Monsanto. those males, and the corporate they helped construct, have been obvious as liable voters, bringing jobs and improvement to each nook of the globe. yet as Elmore exhibits, Coke used to be frequently getting the candy finish of the deal.

It maintains to take action. along Coke’s fresh public investments in water purification infrastructure, specially in Africa, it has additionally built―less publicly―a rash of bottling vegetation in dangerously arid areas. having a look previous its message of company citizenship, Elmore reveals a technique of relentless growth.

The expenditures shed by way of Coke have fallen at the public at huge. Its annual use of many billions of gallons of water has strained an more and more scarce worldwide source. Its copious servings of high-fructose corn syrup have threatened public future health. Citizen Coke grew to become an enormous in a global of abundance. In an international of shortage it's a pressure on assets and all who rely on them.

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Hungry Capital: The Financialization of Food

By Luigi Russi


Over the earlier thirty years, the facility of worldwide finance to impact points of way of life has been expanding at an extraordinary expense. the area of nutrients bears shiny testimony to this tendency, during the scars opened via the 2008 international nutrition expense difficulty, the iron fist of retailing giants that occupy the availability chain and the unsustainable ecological footprint left in the back of by means of worldwide construction networks.
Hungry Capital bargains a rigorous research of the impact that monetary imperatives exert at the meals economic system at assorted degrees: from the direct use of safe to eat commodities as an item of hypothesis to the complicated nutrition chains arrange via brands and supermarkets. It argues that the round compulsion to construct earnings upon earnings that worldwide finance injects into the area of nutrients restructures the fundamental nurturing courting among guy and nature right into a streamlined method from which worth needs to be mined. the outcome is a tremendous Leviathan that holds jointly whereas – at each step – hazards to crumble.

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Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

By Chris Hedges

Named a most sensible booklet of the 12 months through Amazon.com and the Washington Post

Three years in the past, Pulitzer Prize–winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco got down to have a look at the sacrifice zones, these parts in the USA which were provided up for exploitation within the identify of revenue, growth, and technological development. They desired to express in phrases and drawings what existence feels like in locations the place ideas with out constraints, the place people and the flora and fauna are used after which discarded to maximise revenue. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt is the searing account in their travels.

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