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The Resource Expulsions : brutality and complexity in the global economy, Saskia Sassen

Expulsions : brutality and complexity in the global economy, Saskia Sassen

Label
Expulsions : brutality and complexity in the global economy
Title
Expulsions
Title remainder
brutality and complexity in the global economy
Statement of responsibility
Saskia Sassen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Soaring income inequality and unemployment, expanding populations of the displaced and imprisoned, accelerating destruction of land and water bodies: today's socioeconomic and environmental dislocations cannot be fully understood in the usual terms of poverty and injustice, according to Saskia Sassen. They are more accurately understood as a type of expulsion -- from professional livelihood, from living space, even from the very biosphere that makes life possible. This hard-headed critique updates our understanding of economics for the twenty-first century, exposing a system with devastating consequences even for those who think they are not vulnerable. From finance to mining, the complex types of knowledge and technology we have come to admire are used too often in ways that produce elementary brutalities. These have evolved into predatory formations -- assemblages of knowledge, interests, and outcomes that go beyond a firm's or an individual's or a government's project. Sassen draws surprising connections to illuminate the systemic logic of these expulsions. The sophisticated knowledge that created today's financial "instruments" is paralleled by the engineering expertise that enables exploitation of the environment, and by the legal expertise that allows the world's have-nations to acquire vast stretches of territory from the have-nots. Expulsions lays bare the extent to which the sheer complexity of the global economy makes it hard to trace lines of responsibility for the displacements, evictions, and eradications it produces -- and equally hard for those who benefit from the system to feel responsible for its depredations
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sassen, Saskia
Dewey number
330
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HM548
LC item number
.S275 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economics
  • Economic development
  • Economic development
  • Capitalism
  • Equality
Label
Expulsions : brutality and complexity in the global economy, Saskia Sassen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: the savage sorting -- Shrinking economies, growing expulsions -- The new global market for land -- Finance and its capabilities: crisis as systemic logic -- Dead land, dead water -- Conclusion: at the systemic edge
Control code
861478391
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780674599222
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013040726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861478391
Label
Expulsions : brutality and complexity in the global economy, Saskia Sassen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: the savage sorting -- Shrinking economies, growing expulsions -- The new global market for land -- Finance and its capabilities: crisis as systemic logic -- Dead land, dead water -- Conclusion: at the systemic edge
Control code
861478391
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780674599222
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013040726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861478391

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