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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, Maria del Carmen Baerga, Mark Beittel, Kathie Friedman Kasaba
 

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ISBN-10: 0521427134

ISBN-13: 9780521427135

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the intimate link between the micro-structures of households and the structures of the world-economy at a global level. It seeks to explain differences in wage levels for work of comparable productivity by examining the different structures of households as "income-pooling units." The authors argue that the boundaries and sources of income of

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This book examines the intimate link between the micro-structures of households and the structures of the world-economy at a global level. It seeks to explain differences in wage levels for work of comparable productivity by examining the different structures of households as "income-pooling units." The authors argue that the boundaries and sources of income of households are molded by the changing patterns of the world-economy, but are also modes of defense against its pressures. Empirical data is drawn from eight local regions in three different zones: the United States, Mexico and southern Africa.

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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