Anthropology and the Global Factory: Studies of the New Industrialization in the Late Twentieth Century by Frances Abrahamer Rothstein, Michael L. Blim (Paperback, 1991)
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- DescriptionThe world is fast becoming a global factory in which workers, entrepreneurs, and multinational corporations find themselves producing for the world capitalist market. This collection of original essays explores in concrete anthropological detail the ways that people throughout the world have been drawn into this new international labor web. Broad in scope and far-reaching in their analyses, the chapters in this book offer numerous examples of this new world order. The case studies focus on industrialization in small-scale workshops and informal work-at-home situations as well as multinational corporations. Undertaken in every continent, in core as well as peripheral regions, the studies cover the perspectives of the workers, the entrepreneurs, and the corporations. In this systematic view of the capitalization of the world ecomy, the contributors demonstrate how new ecomic linkages are being formed between world markets and small-scale entrepreneurs and home-based local producers and how late-developing regions attempt to gain ecomic sovereignty through the marketing of local product specialties. At the same time, the contributors' investigations provide concrete evidence of local efforts to create culturally distinct and socially equitable lives--showing how the spread of the world capitalist ecomy changes the everyday lives of people. They point to ways in which people use their local traditions of kinship, culture, and community to resist and shape ecomic change to more satisfying local ends.
- Author BiographyFRANCES ABRAHAMER ROTHSTEIN is Professor of Anthropology at Towson State University. She has worked extensively in the areas of development and industrialization for many years and is the author of Three Different Worlds: Women, Men, and Children in an Industrializing Community (Greenwood Press, 1982). MICHAEL L. BLIM is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University. He is the author of Made in Italy: Small-Scale Industrialization and Its Consequences (Praeger Publishers, 1990).
- Author(s)Frances Abrahamer Rothstein,Michael L. Blim
- Date of Publication21/11/1991
- SubjectIndustrial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationWestport
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGreenwood Press
- Content Note1, black & white illustrations
- Weight426 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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