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The Resource Globalization and Postmodern Politics : From Zapatistas to High Tech Robber Barons, (electronic resource:)

Globalization and Postmodern Politics : From Zapatistas to High Tech Robber Barons, (electronic resource:)

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Globalization and Postmodern Politics : From Zapatistas to High Tech Robber Barons
Title
Globalization and Postmodern Politics
Title remainder
From Zapatistas to High Tech Robber Barons
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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Burbach, Roger
Dewey number
327.1
Intended audience
Scholarly & Professional
Intended audience source
Pluto Press
LC call number
JC489.B87 2001
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  • <div>The book begins with an overview of globalization, showing how wealth and power are concentrated in the hands of a transnational elite while ever increasing numbers of people are being marginalised. Institutions such as the World Trade Organisation and the International Monetary Fund are intent upon exercising a new hegemony over individuals as the role of the traditional nation state is transformed. At the centre of this power shift is a group of high-tech robber barons who dominate the Information Age and exploit the technologies of globalization for their own narrow interests. The second part of the book explores the rise of the new grass roots oppositional movements around the world. Manifest in such diverse struggles as the uprising of the Zapatistas in Mexico and the battle of Seattle against the World Trade Organisation, this new postmodern politics is "de-centred" and has little interest in the old ideologies that dominated much of the twentieth century. The final section of the book contextualizes postmodern politics by drawing on contemporary examples. The authors discuss the demise of socialist and proto-socialist experiments in Chile, Grenada, Nicaragua and Cuba and the emergence of postmodern movements in Latin America. The final two chapters take a specific look at the Zapatista movement and its significance for revolutionary struggles around the world.</div>
  • The book begins with an overview of globalization, showing how wealth and power are concentrated in the hands of a transnational elite while ever increasing numbers of people are being marginalised. Institutions such as the World Trade Organisation and the International Monetary Fund are intent upon exercising a new hegemony over individuals as the role of the traditional nation state is transformed. At the centre of this power shift is a group of high-tech robber barons who dominate the Information Age and exploit the technologies of globalization for their own narrow interests. The second part of the book explores the rise of the new grass roots oppositional movements around the world. Manifest in such diverse struggles as the uprising of the Zapatistas in Mexico and the battle of Seattle against the World Trade Organisation, this new postmodern politics is "de-centred" and has little interest in the old ideologies that dominated much of the twentieth century. The final section of the book contextualizes postmodern politics by drawing on contemporary examples. The authors discuss the demise of socialist and proto-socialist experiments in Chile, Grenada, Nicaragua and Cuba and the emergence of postmodern movements in Latin America. The final two chapters take a specific look at the Zapatista movement and its significance for revolutionary struggles around the world
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Globalization and Postmodern Politics : From Zapatistas to High Tech Robber Barons, (electronic resource:)
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Publication
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OCM1bookssj0000163779
Dimensions
08.790 x 05.520 in.
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unknown
Extent
184 p.
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License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780745316505
Lccn
00009741
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9780745316505
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ill
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000163779
Label
Globalization and Postmodern Politics : From Zapatistas to High Tech Robber Barons, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000163779
Dimensions
08.790 x 05.520 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
184 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780745316505
Lccn
00009741
Other control number
9780745316505
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000163779

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