There Is An Alternative: Subsistence and Worldwide Resistance to Corporate Globalization

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Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen, Nicholas Faraclas, Claudia von Werlhof
Zed Books, 2001. 12. 7. - 240페이지
Extrait de la couverture : In "There is an Alternative", a distinguished group of authors explode the myth that there is no alternative to corporate-sponsoreed globalization. Instead of the ongoing violence, economic insecurity and environmental destruction that caracterize the new millenium, and our frequent sense of hopelessness that there is no other path, they provide living proof that thousands of alternatives already exist. The authors - theoreticians and activists - come from feminist, environmental, anti-imperialist, and anti-racist struggles across a wide swathe of different countries and continents. They put forward and describe both visions and already existing community initiatives that defy the tenets of corporate globalization and demonstrate that we can challenge and move beyond the systems of domination that now pose such a threat to our existence. Their book is divided into three parts : - The theory of subsistence -Globalization as colonisation -Concrete cases of resistance in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and the Pacific. What unites these diverse and paradigm-shattering stories and essays is the fact that they are all inspired by the groundbreaking work done by Maria Mies and her colleagues that has culminated in the elaboration of what is now called the subsistence perspective. This emerges not as a monolithic or universal solution to the problems posed by corporate globalization, but rather as a fertile matrix for creative thinking and action to reclaim our labour, our communities, our environment, ou bodies, and our lives. Anyone who refuses to believe that the globalization of domination is our inevitable destiny cannot help but find in this book a solid basis for formulating ideas and implementing strategies for the creation of a future in the image and interests of all the world's peoples.

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Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen is Director of the Institute of Theory and Practice of Subsistence (ITPS) at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. She is a visiting professor at the University for Soil Culture in Vienna, Austria. She has undertaken research in Mexico and Germany, specifically on Sustainable Regional Economics in East Westphalia. Her publications include work on Women's Studies, Peasant Studies, Social Anthropology and the matriarchal community of Juchitan (Mexico).

Nicholas Faraclas is Senior Lecturer (since 1989) in Linguistics at the University of Papua New Guinea. He has a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. He teaches and does research in the areas of popular education and theoretical, descriptive and applied linguistics. He is involved in community-based literacy activities in Latin America, Africa and the South Pacific, and works with indigenous organizations in Papua New Guinea, the Soloman Islands, Vanuatu, West Papua, Bougainville and Kanaky (New Caledonia).

Claudia von Werlhof is Professor at the Institute of Political Sciences, University of Innsbruck, Austria. When lecturing at the University of Bielefeld she undertook field research in Central America and Venezuela on the international division of labour, women, underdevelopment and agriculture. Theoretical work is concerned with feminist theory of society, patriarchy and technology; social movements; and ecofeminism. She is an activist against MAI (Multilateral Agreement in Investment).

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