Globalization and its Terrors [NOOK Book]

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It has long been realized that the poorer countries of the south have paid for the unstoppable onward rush of globalization in the exploitation of their natural and human resources.

In this elegant, lucidly argued account, Teresa Brennan argues that the evidence already exists that globalization has for years been harming not just the poor of the third world but also its alleged beneficiaries in the affluent West. She shows how the speeding up of contemporary capitalism in which...

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Overview

It has long been realized that the poorer countries of the south have paid for the unstoppable onward rush of globalization in the exploitation of their natural and human resources.

In this elegant, lucidly argued account, Teresa Brennan argues that the evidence already exists that globalization has for years been harming not just the poor of the third world but also its alleged beneficiaries in the affluent West. She shows how the speeding up of contemporary capitalism in which space is substituted for time means that neither then environment nor the people who live in it are given the opportunity to regenerate, leading directly to pollution-induced, immune-deficient and stress-related disease. In the final chapter she suggests some alternative ways forward through a return to regionally based production and an emphasis on local economies.

Brennan's clear writing and thought-provoking ideas are a must-read for reconsidering the process and consequences of globalization in today's world.

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Editorial Reviews

Juliet Schor
[Brennan]...is consistently unique in her perspective.
Kelly Oliver
This book will have a very wide audience, much wider than the academy.
Susan Buck-Morss
Original, controversial and significant...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134495498
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/29/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • File size: 826 KB

Table of Contents

1. Daily Life in the West Under Globalization

2. Breathing Time

3. The Conditions of Life

4. Telecommunications and New Trade Agreements

5. Health Cuts and Corporate Wealth

6. Education and the Cost of Children

7. The So-called Third Way

8. Technology Alone is not the Source of Profit

9. Energy as the Source of Value

10. The Real Third Way

11. The Prime Directive

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