Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism, 7th edition

  • Richard H. Robbins, 
  • Rachel A. Dowty

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Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism examines the development and impact of capitalism on global systems. Authors Richard Robbins and Rachel Dowty show how capitalism and the systems that have contested it have impacted the economic, political and social forces that dominate our lives. Drawing on disciplines such as anthropology, history, economics, and sociology, the authors will help you achieve a comprehensive understanding of the problems with capitalism and actionable ways to solve them.

The 7th Edition provides updated content that reflects modern issues and technologies. A new chapter on Disaster Capitalism explores how the economic system relates to the occurrence, reaction and remediation of large disasters worldwide.

Published by Pearson (June 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137514977

Subject: Anthropology

Category: Global Issues in Anthropology


1. Constructing the Consumer
2. The Laborer in the Culture of Capitalism
3. The Rise and Fall of the Merchant, Industrialist, and Financier
4. The Nation-State in the Culture of Capitalism

5. Population Growth, Migration, and Urbanization
6. Hunger, Poverty, and Economic Development
7. Environment and Consumption
8. Health and Disease
9. Indigenous Groups and Ethnic Conflict

10. Peasant Adaptation and Resistance in the Face of Uncertainty
11. Anti-Systemic Protest
12. Religion and Anti-Systemic Protest
13. Solving Global Problems: Some Options and Courses of Action

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