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Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism (5th Edition)

Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism (5th Edition)
Author: Richard H. Robbins
ISBN 13: 9780205801053
ISBN 10: 205801056
Edition: 5
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2010-07-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 408
List Price: $103.80

This award-winning text explores one of the most successful cultures and society the world has ever seen–capitalism.

From capitalism's European roots more than 500 years ago to the present, this text examines the problems caused by its expansion, inequality, environmental destruction, and social unrest.

Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism provides the reader with the anthropological, economic, and historical framework to understand the origins of global problems, why globalization and the global expansion of the culture of capitalism has generated protest and resistance, and the steps necessary to solve global problems. Up-to-date information throughout the text helps students maintain a current view of the rapidity of global change.

As one reviewer says, In today's world of global cultures the key to solving the problems of the future depends on understanding the cultures of today. Robbins' book spells this out in clear and easy-to-read prose. It is the one book that every college student should be required to read.”


A text for a college course on global problems, focusing on those that students will have been exposed to from mass media. Incorporates the study of the biases that privileged students usually bring to the subject without realizing it, biases that would be strongly reinforced by the media coverage. Illustrated with exceptionally high quality black-and-white photographs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.