Creating and Transforming Households: The Constraints of the World-Economy

Creating and Transforming Households: The Constraints of the World-Economy

by Joan Smith, Immanuel Wallerstein
     
 

A systematic and original approach to the intimate link between the micro-structures of households and the structures of the capitalist world-economy.See more details below

Overview

A systematic and original approach to the intimate link between the micro-structures of households and the structures of the capitalist world-economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521427135
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Studies in Modern Capitalism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
311
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 8.03(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Joan Smith and Immanuel Wallerstein; 1. Household as an institution of the world-economy Immanuel Wallerstein and Joan Smith; 2. The United States Kathie Friedman Kasada; (a) The Detroit Story: the crucible of Fordism Kathleen Stanley and Joan Smith; (b) New York City: the underside of the world's capital Kathie Friedman Kasada; (c) Binghamton: the secrets of a backwater Randall H. McGuire and Cynthia Woodsong; (d) Puerto Rico: from colony to colony Maria Del Carmen Baega; 3. Mexico Lanny Thompson; (a) Mexico City: the slow rise of wage-centered households Lanny Thompson; (b) Central Mexico: the decline of subsistence and the rise of poverty Lanny Thompson; 4. Southern Africa Mark Beittel; (a) The Witwatersrand: black households, white households Mark Beittel; (b) Lesotho: the creation of the households William G. Martin; 5. Core-periphery and household structures Immanuel Wallerstein and Joan Smith; Postscript on method Joan Smith and Jamie Sudler; Bibliography.

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