Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781856497763 Published November 1999 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $90.95 ISBN: 9781856497756 Published November 1999 For sale in North and South America only

The Subsistence Perspective

Beyond the Globalised Economy

Maria Mies and Veronica Bennholdt Thomsen

The Subsistence Perspective

Maria Mies and Veronica Bennholdt Thomsen

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256 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 1999  
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781856497763 Published November 1999 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $90.95 ISBN: 9781856497756 Published November 1999 For sale in North and South America only
A 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, economies must become needs-based, environmentally sustainable, co-operative and local. They explain how the current capitalist system is none 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 economics based on subsistence and present examples of such a perspective in practice.
Contents
Acknowledgements
Foreword to the English Edition

Introduction

1. The History of the Subsistence Approach
2. Globalisation and Subsistence
3. Subsistence and Agriculture
4. Subsistence and the Market
5. Subsistence in the City
6. Defending, Reclaiming and Reinventing the Commons
7. Wage Labour and Subsistence
8. Women’s Liberation and Subsistence
9. Subsistence and Politics

References
Index
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