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A history of the world in seven cheap things : a guide to capitalism, nature, and the future of the planet / Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore.

By: Patel, RajContributor(s): Moore, Jason WPublisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]Description: xiii, 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780520293137; 0520293134; 9780520299931Subject(s): Human ecology -- Economic aspects | Capitalism | Capitalism | Human ecology -- Economic aspectsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: History of the world in seven cheap thingsDDC classification: 303.44 LOC classification: GF41 | .P36 2017GF41 | .P36 2017
Contents:
Introduction -- Cheap nature -- Cheap money -- Cheap work -- Cheap care -- Cheap food -- Cheap energy -- Cheap lives -- Conclusion.
Summary: "Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today's planetary emergencies. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required. This book proposes a radical new way of understanding--and reclaiming--the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century"--Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: Curiosities: Food & Gratitude
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- Cheap nature -- Cheap money -- Cheap work -- Cheap care -- Cheap food -- Cheap energy -- Cheap lives -- Conclusion.

"Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today's planetary emergencies. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required. This book proposes a radical new way of understanding--and reclaiming--the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century"--Provided by publisher.

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