L'origine du capitalisme: Une étude approfondie

By Ellen Meiksins Wood, François Tétreau

Qu’est-ce que le capitalisme ? Cette query, l’histoire los angeles pose chaque fois que ce système entre en crise, étalant au grand jour ses absurdités. Pour y répondre, il faut en comprendre les origines. Voilà ce que suggest Ellen Meiksins wooden dans cet ouvrage d’une actualité brûlante.

Ellen Meiksins wooden a enseigné l. a. technological know-how politique à l’Université York à Toronto. Elle est reconnue pour sa contribution aux études sur les origines agraires du capitalisme. Elle est l’auteur de nombreux ouvrages, dont The Retreat from category, qui a reçu le Deutscher Prize.

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The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power and the Origins of Our Times

By Giovanni Arrighi

The lengthy 20th Century lines the connection among capital accumulation and nation formation over a 700-year interval. Arrighi argues that capitalism has spread out as a succession of “long centuries,” each one of which produced a brand new global energy that secured keep watch over over an increasing world-economic area. interpreting the altering fortunes of Florentine, Venetian, Genoese, Dutch, English and eventually American capitalism, Arrighi concludes with an exam of the forces that experience formed and at the moment are poised to undermine America’s international dominance. A masterpiece of ancient sociology, The lengthy 20th Century competitors in scope and ambition modern classics through Perry Anderson, Charles Tilly and Michael Mann.

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The Production of Difference: Race and the Management of Labor in U.S. History

In 1907, pioneering hard work historian and economist John Commons argued that U.S. administration had proven only one "symptom of originality," specifically "playing one race opposed to the other."

during this eye-opening booklet, David Roediger and Elizabeth Esch provide a noticeably new means of figuring out the heritage of administration within the usa, putting race, migration, and empire on the middle of what has occasionally been narrowly noticeable as a look for potency and economic climate. starting from the antebellum interval to the arriving of the nice melancholy, the ebook examines the huge literature slave masters produced on easy methods to deal with and "develop" slaves; explores what was once might be the best managerial feat in U.S. historical past, the development of the transcontinental railroad, which pitted chinese language and Irish paintings gangs opposed to one another; and concludes through how those recommendations live on at the present time within the administration of difficult, low-paying, harmful jobs in agriculture, army aid, and meatpacking. Roediger and Esch exhibit what slaves, immigrants, and all operating humans have been up opposed to because the gadgets of managerial keep an eye on. Managers explicitly ranked racial teams, either by way of which hard work they have been most fitted for and their relative price in comparison to others. The authors convey how whites depended on such alleged racial wisdom to control and believed that the "lesser races" may perhaps merely take advantage of their tutelage. those perspectives wove jointly managerial ideas and white supremacy not just ideologically yet virtually, each day at offices. Even in factories ruled via medical administration, the impulse to play races opposed to one another, and to fit employees into jobs labeled by means of race, constituted robust administration instruments used to implement self-discipline, reduce wages, retain employees on risky jobs, and undermine solidarity.

Painstakingly researched and brilliantly argued, The construction of Difference will revolutionize the heritage of work race within the United States.

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In the World Interior of Capital: Towards a Philosophical Theory of Globalization

By Peter Sloterdijk

Exhibiting the distinct blend of narration and philosophy for which he's renowned, this new booklet by means of Peter Sloterdijk develops a noticeably new account of globalization at the start of the twenty-first century. the writer takes heavily the old and philosophical effects of the suggestion of the earth as a globe, arriving on the thesis that what's praised or decried as globalization is basically the tip part in a strategy that all started with the 1st circumnavigation of the earth Ð and that you'll already determine components of a brand new period past globalization. 

in any case section of globalization, the realm method accomplished its improvement and, as a capitalist method, got here to figure out all stipulations of lifestyles. Sloterdijk takes the Crystal Palace in London, the positioning of the 1st global exhibition in 1851, because the such a lot expressive metaphor for this example. The palace demonstrates the inevitable exclusivity of globalization because the development of a convenience constitution Ð that's, the institution and enlargement of an international inside whose limitations are invisible, but almost insurmountable from with no, and that's inhabited via one and a part billion winners of globalization; 3 times this quantity are left status outdoors the door.

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Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation

A conservative, bipartisan consensus dominates the dialogue approximately what’s improper with our faculties and the way to mend them. It bargains “solutions” that scapegoat lecturers, vilify unions, and impose a industry mentality. yet in every one case, scholars lose. This e-book, written via teacher-activists, speaks again to that elite consensus and provides another imaginative and prescient of studying for liberation.

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Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity

By Douglas Rushkoff

Why doesn’t the explosive progress of businesses like fb and Uber convey extra prosperity for everybody?
What is the systemic challenge that units the wealthy opposed to the negative and the technologists opposed to everyone else?

When protesters shattered the home windows of a bus sporting Google staff to paintings, their anger could have been justifiable, however it was once misdirected. the real clash of our age isn’t among the unem­ployed and the electronic elite, or perhaps the ninety nine percentage and the 1 percentage. quite, a twister of technological advancements has spun our fiscal application uncontrolled, and humanity as a whole—the protesters and the Google staff in addition to the shareholders and the executives—are all trapped by means of the implications. It’s time to optimize our economic climate for the humans it’s imagined to be serving.
In this groundbreaking booklet, acclaimed media pupil and writer Douglas Rushkoff tells us the best way to mix the easiest of human nature with the simplest of recent expertise. Tying jointly disparate threads—big info, the increase of robots and AI, the expanding participation of algorithms in inventory industry buying and selling, the gig economic system, the cave in of the eurozone—Rushkoff offers a severe vocabulary for our financial second and a nuanced portrait of people and trade at a severe crossroads.

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Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

The politics of nutrition is altering quickly. In wealthy nations, weight problems is now a extra significant issue than starvation. shoppers as soon as chuffed with affordable and handy nutrition now wish foodstuff that also is secure, nutritious, clean, and grown by means of neighborhood farmers utilizing fewer chemical substances. seriously sponsored and underregulated advertisement farmers are dealing with more suitable ward off from environmentalists and purchaser activists, and nutrition businesses are less than the microscope. in the meantime, agricultural good fortune in Asia has spurred source of revenue progress and nutritional enrichment, yet agricultural failure in Africa has left one-third of all electorate undernourished - and the foreign markets that hyperlink those varied areas jointly are topic to unexpected disruption.

The moment variation of Food Politics: What everybody must Know® has been completely up to date to mirror the newest advancements and examine on trendy international meals panorama, together with biofuels, the overseas grocery store, foodstuff relief, weight problems, nutrition retailing, city agriculture, and nutrition defense. the second one variation additionally gains an increased dialogue of the hyperlinks among water, weather swap, and foodstuff, in addition to farming and the surroundings. New chapters examine farm animals, meat and fish and the way forward for nutrients politics.

Paarlberg's e-book demanding situations myths and evaluations quite a lot of of modern day stylish ideals approximately farming and foodstuff. For these able to have their pondering nutrition politics expert and likewise challenged, this is often the ebook to read.

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Disassembly Required: A Field Guide to Actually Existing Capitalism

By Geoff Mann

"The book’s argument doesn't depend upon ideologies, scapegoats, or heroes. greater than whatever, Disassembly Required is set one of those logic that’s turn into difficult to escape—a logic of privatization, austerity, and financialization that has invaded almost each element of our lives and groups. 2008 gave many folks a notable window towards anything various, Mann says, yet we don’t have to look ahead to one other marketplace crash to discover a fashion out of capitalism."—Sam Ross-Brown, Utne

“An crucial instruction manual for knowing ‘actually present’ capitalism, and therefore the area because it relatively is—rather than because it is theorized and justified via the dissembling excessive monks of mainstream academia, coverage, and politics.”—Christian Parenti, Tropic of Chaos

“A brilliantly lucid publication. Mann illuminates the fundamental ideas of contemporary capitalism, their expressions in modern economies and states, and their devastating socio-ecological results for operating humans all over the place. it is a must-read if we're to ascertain methods of organizing our universal planetary life that aren't established upon the illusory supplies of industry fundamentalism and the suicidal ideology of unending monetary growth.”—Neil Brenner, New kingdom Spaces

"Geoff Mann is a brand new breed of monkey-wrencher. He is familiar with that modern capitalism has a perverse behavior of dismantling itself and offers us a toolkit to construct a brand new, extra socially simply edifice."—Andy Merrifield, Magical Marxism

"Insightful and incisive, considerate and thorough, packed with new avenues for puzzling over resistence. move this one by way of at your personal peril."—Matt Hern, Common flooring in a Liquid City

To think how we would swap capitalism, we first have to realize it. to achieve actually altering it, we have to be capable to clarify the way it works and persuade others that vary is either attainable and invaluable. Disassembly Required is an try and meet these demanding situations, and to provide transparent, obtainable possible choices to the established order of daily capitalism.

Originally crafted as a complete review for more youthful readers, Geoff Mann's clarification of the elemental gains of latest capitalism is illustrated with real-world examples?an perfect advent for a person desirous to research extra approximately what capitalism is and the place it falls brief. What emerges is an anti-capitalist critique that absolutely is aware the complicated, dynamic, powerful organizational computing device of contemporary monetary lifestyles, digging deep into the main points of capitalist associations and the kin that justify them to unearth the politically indefensible and ecologically unsustainable premises that underlie them.

Geoff Mann teaches political financial system and financial geography at Simon Fraser collage, the place he directs the Centre for worldwide Political economic system. he's the writer of Our day-by-day Bread: Wages, employees and the Political economic climate of the yank West (2007) and a widespread contributor to Historical Materialism and New Left Review.

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Spectacular Capitalism: Guy Debord and the Practice of Radical Philosophy

By Richard Gilman-Opalsky

Regardless of contemporary crises within the economic climate, uprisings in Greece, France, and Bolivia, world wide decline of religion in neoliberal exchange guidelines, deepening ecological catastrophes, and worldwide deficits of learned democracy, we nonetheless reside in an period of "spectacular capitalism." yet what's "spectacular capitalism?" marvelous capitalism is the dominant mythology of capitalism that disguises its inner good judgment and denies the macroeconomic truth of the really current capitalist international. taking over this elusive mythology, and people who too simply settle for it, Richard Gilman-Opalsky exposes the manipulative and self-serving narrative of amazing capitalism.

Drawing at the paintings of man Debord, Gilman-Opalsky argues that the idea of perform and perform of concept are outmoded via upheavals that do the paintings of philosophy. you may ask: Who higher increases questions about private and non-private spheres of impact and regulate, Jürgen Habermas or the water conflict activists who made a uprising in Cochabamba, Bolivia within the spring of 2000? Or, has any sociological theorist performed higher than the Zapatistas to reframe and lift questions about indigenous id? Spectacular Capitalism makes the case not just for a brand new philosophy of praxis, yet for praxis itself because the supply mechanism for philosophy for the sphere of human motion, of contestation and clash, to elevate without delay the main impossible to resist questions about the reality and morality of the present situation.

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