Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism (5th Edition)

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9780205801053: Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism (5th Edition)

This award-winning text explores one of the most successful cultures and societies the world has ever seen — capitalism.

 

From capitalism's European roots more than 500 years ago to the present, this text examines the problems caused by its expansion, inequality, environmental destruction, and social unrest.

 

Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism provides any reader with the anthropological, economic, and historical framework to understand the origins of global problems, why globalization and the global expansion of the culture of capitalism has generated protest and resistance, and the steps necessary to solve global problems.

 

Up-to-date information throughout the text helps students maintain a current view of the rapidity of global change.  

 

As one reviewer says, “In today's world of global cultures, the key to solving the problems of the future depends on understanding the cultures of today. Robbins' book spells this out in clear and easy-to-read prose. It is the one book that every college student should be required to read.”

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This award-winning text explores one of the most successful cultures and societies the world has ever seen—capitalism.

The Third Edition of Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism provides the reader with the anthropological, economic, and historical framework to understand the origins of global problems, why globalization and the global expansion of the culture of capitalism have generated protest and resistance, and the steps necessary to solve global problems. Up-to-date information throughout the text helps students maintain a current view of the rapidity of global change. As one reviewer writes, “In today's world of global cultures the key to solving the problems of the future depends on understanding the cultures of today. Robbins' book spells this out in clear and easy-to-read prose. It is the one book that every college student should be required to read.”

Special Features:

  • Takes a student-oriented, problem-based approach, focusing on social problems such as hunger, poverty, environmental devastation, disease, gender issues, and social conflict.
  • Helps students to understand the cultural roots of global problems and the changes that are necessary if these problems are to be solved.
  • The concluding chapter, “Constructing the Citizen-Activist,” provides students with ways to conceptualize social activism.
  • A discussion of economic development gives students a perspective on the problems inherent with economic development schemes (Chapter 6).
  • New material on terrorism (Chapters 11 and 13) and slavery in the global economy (Chapter 2) addresses issues relevant to the world today.
  • Expanded discussion of ethnic conflict and genocide (Chapter 10) and the role and meaning of money (Chapter 1, 2, 3, and 4) and privatization of the military (Chapter 4) allows for more in- depth classroom discussion.
  • Expanded introductions to Parts I, II, and III.

Also Available:
Talking Points on Global Issues Reader, Second Edition by Richard Robbins.
This reader contains twenty-nine readings that correspond to the chapters of the text and is designed to promote discussion and thought on global issues that have a direct bearing on our everyday lives. AVAILABLE FREE when packaged with the text using Package ISBN: 0-205-44488-1

Companion Website:
This site, regularly updated by the author, offers additional readings; an extensive list of Websites on global concerns, including links to resources on countries, corporations, global media, and maps; a “global updates” page that features links to news stories and articles on emerging global issues; course syllabi, course assignments and exercises, discussion questions, and more! Visit www.ablongman.com/robbins3e.

About the Author:

Richard H. Robbins is an anthropologist at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh with an interest in applying anthropology, as well as other disciplines, to the understanding of global problems. His other publications include Talking Points on Global Issues: A Reader and Darwin and the Bible: The Cultural Confrontation.

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