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Culture, Society, Economy
Globalization and its Alternatives


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Cultural Theory | Social Theory

February 2005 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'Robotham offers here a clear-headed exposé of the limits of classical liberalism in the face of world production today. His theme is both urgent and iconoclastic. There is an unusual clarity about the exposition and a drive that comes from passionate engagement combined with long experience, reading and reflection' - Keith Hart, Goldsmiths College, London

In Culture, Society and Economy, Don Robotham examines the failure of recent social theory to grasp the problems of globalization and the emergence of corporate monopoly capital, and sets out his own argument for a radical solution.

In , Don Robotham examines the failure of recent social theory to grasp the problems of globalization and the emergence of corporate monopoly capital, and sets out his own argument for a radical solution.

He argues that the neglect of economics by both cultural studies and social theory has weakened the ability to develop viable alternatives to present day capitalist globalization. With deep awareness of, and reference to, current events and contemporary trends, the author presents a detailed critique of:

- cultural studies, in particular Stuart Hall and Paul Gilroy;

- Giddens' theory of 'risk society';

- Scott Lash and John Urry's 'economies of signs and space';

- Manuel Castells' theory of 'network society'.

The final chapters make a unique argument that the solution to the problems of globalization lies in more globalization rather than adopting an anti-globalization or 'localization' position. Don Robotham proposes more effective centralized institutions for governing the world economy, in other words - world government.

 
Bringing the Economy Back In
 
Politics as Culture
Stuart Hall

 
 
Gilroy
Neither Black nor Atlantic

 
 
Globalization and Risks
 
Capitalism Organized and Disorganized
 
Network Society Theory
 
'Localization' Explored
 
Alternatives
A Global Approach to Anti-Globalization

 
 
Conclusion
The Noisy Sphere and the Hidden Abode

 

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Don Robotham

Donald Robotham was educated at the University of the West Indies and obtained his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1987. He has worked extensively in the English-speaking Caribbean as well as among the goldminers of Ghana in West Africa. His interests are in the issues of Development in both the Caribbean and Ghana, in particular, the difficulties which Developing Countries face during a period of advanced capitalist globalization. Issues of race, ethnicity, class, alternative modernities, immigration and how to overcome these divisions and unite people, preoccupy him.... More About Author

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