The Subsistence Perspective: Beyond the Globalised Economy (Hardcover)

The Subsistence Perspective: Beyond the Globalised Economy By Maria Mies, Veronica Bennholdt Thomsen Cover Image
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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.

About the Author

Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen is a freelance researcher.

Maria Mies is Professor of Sociology at Fachhochschule, Cologne.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781856497756
ISBN-10: 1856497755
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 1999
Pages: 256
Language: English