Nature, Work, Care, Food, Energy, Money and Lives.
These are the seven cheap things that made our world and will shape its future.
Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of indigenous struggles, slave revolts, rebellions and uprisings, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things show nature as a powerful, living system that includes humans and decisively shapes politics, economics, and culture. All of these dynamics are connected, and the concept of World-Ecology can explain how.
Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore show how these diverse concerns are tied together, how capitalism has ordered the world, and what might be done to change it. What is proposed are new radical ways of thinking about understanding—and transforming—the world that are critical in the turbulent politics of the 21st century… (303.44 PAT, 312 pages)