Living in Hope: People Challenging Globalization
By: John Feffer (editor)Paperback
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This work tells the story of the response of ordinary people around the world to the "irreversible" juggernaut of the global economy - small farmers in Honduras, migrant workers in the Andes, urban poor in Bosnia, Cambodian woodcutters, Mexican textile workers, Korean NGO activists, Vietnamese goverment officials. Readers are shown attempts to create alternatives by those for whom globalization has no need. Their different responses share common features: meeting basic needs, making sustainable, culturally appropriate improvements to people's lives, and on the basis of active civic participation, solidarity and learning one from another. The book begins with a concise history of how the globalized economy came into being, what it means today, and the emerging challenges to this unprecedented concentration of power.
John Feffer is an author and editor. He is the co-editor of Europe's Nationalism (OUP, 1996) and State of the Union (Westview, 1994). The contributors work with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in various countries around the world.;
* Introduction - John Feffer*1. Resources for Resistance - Robert Clarke and Helen Jenks Clarke*2. Bringing Globalization Home is no Sweat - Arnie Alpert*3. Giving Credit Where Credit is Due - Le Thi Hoai Phuong*4. Dignity is the Reward - Ricardo Hernandez*5. Patents and Plants - Brewster Grace*6. Constructing Economic solidarity - Mary McCann Sanchez*7. Sowing Seeds of Change in Bosnia-Herzogovina - James Whooley*8. A Fair Deal - John Feffer and Karin Lee
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