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Perilous Passage: Mankind and the Global Ascendancy of Capital (World Social Change)

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In this innovative and ambitious global history, distinguished economic historian Amiya Kumar Bagchi traces the global history of human change and survival under the sway of capitalism since the voyages of Columbus. Writing with extraordinary range and de

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Bagchi (director, Institute of Development Studies) analyzes the rise of global capitalism in connection with the military and economic power of the Western states and examines capitalism's effects on common people in the developed and undeveloped worlds, in terms of economics and public health, as well as in terms of the constant wars that are an integral part of the capitalist system. Combining insights from historians of war and from Marxist and world systems theorists, he constructs a narrative that simultaneously challenges the mythology of "free markets" as the driver of capitalism and the Eurocentric ideologies that suggest that the dominance of the Western powers over the rest of the world was somehow natural or desirable.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Bagchi (director, Institute of Development Studies) analyzes the rise of global capitalism in connection with the military and economic power of the Western states and examines capitalism's effects on common people in the developed and undeveloped worlds, in terms of economics and public health, as well as in terms of the constant wars that are an integral part of the capitalist system. Combining insights from historians of war and from Marxist and world systems theorists, he constructs a narrative that simultaneously challenges the mythology of "free markets" as the driver of capitalism and the Eurocentric ideologies that suggest that the dominance of the Western powers over the rest of the world was somehow natural or desirable. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780742539204
Author:
Bagchi, Amiya Kumar
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Author:
Bagchi, Amiya
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Equality
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
World
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Economic development -- Social aspects.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Series:
World Social Change
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
395
Dimensions:
9.26x6.30x1.08 in. 1.49 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Politics » General
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