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Globalization and the race for resources

Author: Stephen G Bunker; Paul S Ciccantell
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
Series: Themes in global social change.
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"Through ecological and economic explanation of resource extraction and production, Stephen G. Bunker and Paul S. Ciccantell reveal globalization as the result of the progressive extension of systematically integrated material processes across cumulatively greater space. Drawing from extensive historical research into how economic and environmental dynamics interacted in the extraction of different materials in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bunker, Stephen G., 1944-
Globalization and the race for resources.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)654616134
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen G Bunker; Paul S Ciccantell
ISBN: 0801882427 9780801882425 0801882435 9780801882432
OCLC Number: 58386596
Awards: Joint winner for American Sociological Association, Political Economy of the World-System Section: Book Award 2006.
Description: xvi, 263 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface: Finding the global in the local / by Stephen G. Bunker --
Matter, space, time, and globalization : an introduction --
Globalizing economies of scale in the sequence of Amazonian extractive systems --
Between nature and society : how technology drives globalization --
Bulky goods and industrial organization in early capitalism --
From wood to steel : British-American interdependent expansion across the Atlantic and around the globe --
Raw materials and transport in the economic ascendancy of Japan --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Themes in global social change.
Responsibility: Stephen G. Bunker and Paul S. Ciccantell.
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Drawing from extensive historical research into how economic and environmental dynamics interacted in the extraction of different materials in the Amazon, especially in the development of the iron  Read more...

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