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Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By Richard H. Robbins

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jun 25, 2013

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Explores one of the most successful cultures and societies the world has ever seen — capitalism.

 

From capitalism's European roots more than 500 years ago to the present, this text examines the problems caused by its expansion, inequality, environmental destruction, and social unrest.

 

Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism provides any reader with the anthropological, economic, and historical framework to understand the origins of global problems, why globalization and the global expansion of the culture of capitalism has generated protest and resistance, and the steps necessary to solve global problems.

 

Up-to-date information throughout the text helps students maintain a current view of the rapidity of global change.  

 

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Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Understand the origins of global problems.
  • Understand the cultural roots of global problems.

 

Table of Contents

In this section:

1) Brief Table of Content

2) Full Table of Contents


BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART 1 - Introduction: The Consumer, the Laborer, the Capitalist, and the Nation-State in the Society of Perpetual Growth 

Chapter 1: Constructing the Consumer 

Chapter 2: The Laborer in the Culture of Capitalism 

Chapter 3: The Rise and Fall of the Merchant, Industrialist, and Financier 

Chapter 4: The Nation-State in the Culture of Capitalism 

 

PART 2 - The Global Impact of the Culture of Capitalism: Introduction 

Chapter 5: Population Growth, Migration, and Urbanization 

Chapter 6: Hunger, Poverty, and Economic Development 

Chapter 7: Environment and Consumption 

Chapter 8: Health and Disease 

Chapter 9: Indigenous Groups and Ethnic Conflict 

 

PART 3 - Resistance and Rebellion: Introduction 

Chapter 10: Peasant Protest, Rebellion, and Resistance 

Chapter 11: Anti-Systemic Protest 

Chapter 12: Religion and Anti-Systemic Protest 

Chapter 13: Solving Global Problems: Some Solutions and Courses of Action   

 


FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART 1 - Introduction: The Consumer, the Laborer, the Capitalist, and the Nation-State in the Society of Perpetual Growth 

    A Primer on Money: The Philosopher’s Stone 

 

Chapter 1: Constructing the Consumer 

    Remaking Consumption

    Kinderculture in America: The Child as Consumer 

    Exporting the Consumer 

 

Chapter 2: The Laborer in the Culture of Capitalism 

    A Primer on the Elements of Capitalism 

    The Construction and Anatomy of the Working Class 

         

Chapter 3: The Rise and Fall of the Merchant, Industrialist, and Financier 

    The Era of the Global Trader 

    The Era of the Industrialist 

    The Era of the Corporation, the Multilateral Institution, and the Capital Speculator 

    The “Second Great Contraction” 

     

Chapter 4: The Nation-State in the Culture of Capitalism 

    The Origin and History of the State 

    Constructing the Nation-State 

    Spin, Free Trade, and the Role of Energy in the Global Economy 

 

PART 2 - The Global Impact of the Culture of Capitalism: Introduction 

    A Primer on Market Externalities: Polanyi’s Paradox 

 

Chapter 5: Population Growth, Migration, and Urbanization 

    The Malthusians Versus the Revisionists 

    Demographic Transition Theory 

    Population Growth in the Periphery 

    Issues of Immigration

 

Chapter 6: Hunger, Poverty, and Economic Development 

    The Evolution of Food Production: From the Neolithic to the Neocaloric

    The Politics of Hunger 

    Solutions and Adaptations to Poverty and Hunger 

 

Chapter 7: Environment and Consumption 

    The Case of Sugar 

    The Story of Beef 

    Creating a Taste for Beef

    The Impact of Production On The Environment: The Effects of Climate Change

 

Chapter 8: Health and Disease 

    A Primer on How to Die from an Infectious Disease 

    The Relationship between Culture and Disease 

    AIDS and the Culture of Capitalism 

 

Chapter 9: Indigenous Groups and Ethnic Conflict 

    The Fate of Indigenous Peoples 

    The Guaraní: The Economics of Ethnocide 

    Disadvantaged Majorities and Their Revenge 

     

PART 3 - Resistance and Rebellion: Introduction 

    A Primer on Terrorism 

 

Chapter 10: Peasant Protest, Rebellion, and Resistance 

    Malaysia and the Weapons of the Weak 

    Kikuyu and the Mau Mau Rebellion 

    The Rebellion in Chiapas 

 

Chapter 11: Anti-Systemic Protest 

    Protest as Anti-Systemic: The Two World Revolutions 

    The Protests of Labor: Coal Miners in Nineteenth-Century Pennsylvania 

    Global Feminist Resistance 

    Direct Action and Occupy Wall Street

 

Chapter 12: Religion and Anti-Systemic Protest 

    Indigenous Religious Movements as Anti-Systemic Protest 

    The Global Challenge of Anti-Systemic Religious Protest 

    “Terror in the Mind of God” 

 

Chapter 13: Solving Global Problems: Some Solutions and Courses of Action      

    The Central Dilemma of Growth

    Things We Could Do

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