The Subsistence Perspective: Beyond the Globalised Economy by Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen, Maria Mies (Paperback, 1999)
Brand newLOWEST PRICE
- AU $68.58+ AU $10.00 postage
- Brand new condition
- Sold by roxy*books
- See details for delivery est.
- AU $37.95+ AU $29.00 postage
- Good condition
- Sold by ausreseller
- See details for delivery est.
All listings for this product
Best-selling in Non-Fiction Books
Save on Non-Fiction Books
- AU $39.17Trending at AU $46.87
- AU $72.89Trending at AU $75.47
- AU $23.77Trending at AU $25.71
- AU $50.10Trending at AU $53.12
- AU $18.13Trending at AU $23.88
- AU $32.10Trending at AU $45.10
- AU $13.99Trending at AU $16.60
About this product
- DescriptionA product of twenty years of analysis and activism, this unique book poses a radical alternative to the current free-market industrial system. A book of history, theory and polemic, the authors show how, if we are to survive, ecomies must become needs-based, environmentally sustainable, co-operative and local. They explain how the current capitalist systems is ne of these things, is inherently unstable and is dependent on the exploitation of various marginalized groups, particularly women, and of the environment. They call instead for a new politics and ecomics based on subsistence and present examples of such a perspective in practice. They describe current peasant ecomies and show how they are t only alive and possible but necessary and sufficient - far from being a brutalizing way of life, it is seen to be an empowering form of work on something - agriculture - which is fundamental for a modern subsistence-oriented society. We see indigeus communities in Guatemala setting up their own village-based subsistence ecomies as a way of liberating themselves from colonial subjectification via wage labour. With examples from Africa, Latin America and Europe, the book shows how the subsistence principle can and does have a positive effect on market exchange - with exchange oriented towards the social good rather than profit. The book concludes with a call for a new politics based on the view from below, rather than one concerned with power and dominance. The authors' subsistence perspective poses a powerful alternative to the top-down ideology of development politics. The book as a whole brilliantly demonstrates how development only works when it is done from the bottom up.
- Author BiographyVeronika Bennholdt-Thomsen is an ethnologist and sociologist at the nonprofit Institute for Theory and Practice of Subsistence. Maria Mies is a renowned Marxist-Feminist scholar. Her books include Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale (Zed 1986, reissued 2014) and Ecofeminism (with Vandana Shiva, Zed 1993, reissued 2014).
- Author(s)Maria Mies,Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen
- PublisherZed Books Ltd
- Date of Publication27/11/1999
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintZed Books Ltd
- Content Notenotes, table, bibliography, index
- Weight280 g
- Width135 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Translated byPatrick Camiller
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.