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Overview

Globalization and the Race for Resources explores how five nations—Portugal, the Netherlands, Britain, the United States, and Japan—achieved trade dominance by devising technologies, social and financial institutions, and markets to enhance their access to raw materials.

Through ecological and economic explanation of resource extraction and production, Stephen G. Bunker and Paul S. Ciccantell reveal globalization as the result of the progressive extension of systematically integrated material processes across cumulatively greater space. Drawing from extensive historical research into how economic and environmental dynamics interacted in the extraction of different materials in the Amazon, especially in the development of the iron mine of Carajas, the authors also illustrate the profound connection between global dominance and control of natural resources.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801882432
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 12/31/2005
  • Series: Themes in Global Social Change
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 550,483
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen G. Bunker (1944–2005) was a professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Paul S. Ciccantell is an associate professor of sociology at Western Michigan University.

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Table of Contents

Preface : finding the global in the local
1 Matter, space, time, and globalization : an introduction 1
2 Globalizing economies of scale in the sequence of Amazonian extractive systems 33
3 Between nature and society : how technology drives globalization 78
4 Bulky goods and industrial organization in early capitalism 99
5 From wood to steel : British-American interdependent expansion across the Atlantic and around the globe 136
6 Raw materials and transport in the economic ascendancy of Japan 190
7 Conclusion 221
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