How Fighting Precarity Can Achieve Radical Change Without Crisis Or Utopia
Author: Albena Azmanova
Pubpsher: New Directions in Critical The
Capitalism on Edge offers a novel diagnosis of the current moment to reveal that the potential for sweeping transformation must come from an unexpected direction. Albena Azmanova demonstrates that capitalism is not on its deathbed, revolution is not in the cards, and utopianism cannot steer us toward a brighter future.
Capitalism has become the universal social and economic order of our time. The capitalism of today, however, differs from that of previous eras; with intensifying globalisation, flexible organisations, and new forms of class divisions. Globalisation brings new possibilities, but also new risks, ranging from degradation of the environment to the concentrated control of the media. On the Edge comprises original essays by, among others, Polly Toynbee, Richard Senett and George Soros. They chart the contours of contemporary capitalism, analyse the role of the business firm, and consider whether the new capitalism is compatible with social cohesion and social justice. They discuss capitalism both as a form of culture and as an influence on daily life, and ask if capitalism has any viable rivals at the turn of the millennium.
Release on 1997 | by Jim Davis,Thomas A. Hirschl,Michael Stack
Technology, Information Capitalism and Social Revolution
Author: Jim Davis,Thomas A. Hirschl,Michael Stack
Category: Business & Economics
The rapid expansion of laborless production systems creates enormous instability. Money previously paid in wages is spent on technology. Workers lose jobs to robotic intelligence and, therefore, have no money to buy the goods produced by the technology. CUTTING EDGE provides an up-to-the-minute analysis of the complex relations between technology and work and how jobs and living standards can be protected.
Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability
Author: James Gustave Speth
Pubpsher: Yale University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Presents an analysis of modern capitalism and its impact on the global environmental crises, and discusses how the transformation of current economic and political systems can lead to environmental sustainability.
Release on 2009-06-30 | by John M. CARROLL,John M Carroll
Chinese Elites and British Colonials in Hong Kong
Author: John M. CARROLL,John M Carroll
Pubpsher: Harvard University Press
In Edge of Empires, Carroll situates Hong Kong squarely within the framework of both Chinese and British colonial history, while exploring larger questions about the meaning and implications of colonialism in modern history.
Release on 2008-07-22 | by Mollie Painter-Morland,Patricia Werhane
Continental Challenges to Tradition and Practice
Author: Mollie Painter-Morland,Patricia Werhane
Pubpsher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
Business ethics originated in the United States as an offshoot of theoretical ethics and as part of a movement in applied ethics that was initiated with medical ethics. Although a few small religious-based colleges and universities offered courses in business ethics just after the Second World War, business ethics as an academic ?eld developed most seriously in many universities in the early 1970s. The ?eld of medical ethics was well-developed by then, and it was a natural step to think about ethical issues in business as well. There was also a public reaction to a number of corporate scandals (e.g., price ?xing, the Lockheed Japanese bribery allegations, the Goodyear airbrake scandal, etc. that encouraged universities to begin teaching the subject). Business ethics as an academic ?eld was originally developed by philosophers, most of whom had come out of the analytic or Anglo-American philosophical tra- tions and who had been trained in classical ethics, on Aristotle, Kant, Mill, Bentham and perhaps Dewey. The resulting ?eld then, has been dominated by this thinking. Although to date there are over 50 textbooks in business ethics, most textbooks in business ethics do not take into account contemporary continental philosophy. Although Marxism is sometimes taught in these courses, other more contemporary continental thinkers who could contribute substantially to the ?eld have been - nored. This phenomenon is iterated in the professional journals and in theoretical books on the topic.
Release on 2007-12-29 | by Robert B. Kristofferson
Craftsworkers and Early Industrialization in Hamilton, Ontario
Author: Robert B. Kristofferson
Pubpsher: University of Toronto Press
Many studies have concluded that the effects of early industrialization on traditional craftsworkers were largely negative. Robert B. Kristofferson demonstrates, however, that in at least one area this was not the case. Craft Capitalism focuses on Hamilton, Ontario, and demonstrates how the preservation of traditional work arrangements, craft mobility networks, and other aspects of craft culture ensured that craftsworkers in that city enjoyed an essentially positive introduction to industrial capitalism. Kristofferson argues that, as former craftsworkers themselves, the majority of the city's industrial proprietors helped their younger counterparts achieve independence. Conflict rooted in capitalist class experience, while present, was not yet dominant. Furthermore, he argues, while craftsworkers' experience of the change was more informed by the residual cultures of craft than by the emergent logic of capitalism, craft culture in Hamilton was not retrogressive. Rather, this situation served as a centre of social creation in ways that built on the positive aspects of both systems. Based on extensive archival research, this controversial and engaging study offers unique insight to the process of industrialization and class formation in Canada.
Release on 2015-05-22 | by Dennis Tourish,Tim Wohlforth
Political Cults Right and Left
Author: Dennis Tourish,Tim Wohlforth
This is the first book to document the extent of political cults on both the right and left and explain their significance for mainstream political organizations. The authors outline the defining characteristics of cults in general, and analyze the degree to which a variety of well-known movements fall within the spectrum of cultic organizations. The book covers such individuals and groups as Lyndon LaRouche, Fred Newman, Ted Grant, Marlene Dixon, the Christian Identity movement, Posse Commitatus, Aryan Nation, militias, and the Freemen. It explores the ideological underpinnings that predispose cult followers to cultic practices, along with the measures cults use to suppress dissent, achieve intense conformity, and extract extraordinary levels of commitment.