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    DescriptionThe book begins with an overview of globalization, showing how wealth and power are concentrated in the hands of a transnational elite while ever increasing numbers of people are being marginalised. Institutions such as the World Trade Organisation and the International Monetary Fund are intent upon exercising a new hegemony over individuals as the role of the traditional nation state is transformed. At the centre of this power shift is a group of high-tech robber barons who dominate the Information Age and exploit the technologies of globalization for their own narrow interests. The second part of the book explores the rise of the new grass roots oppositional movements around the world. Manifest in such diverse struggles as the uprising of the Zapatistas in Mexico and the battle of Seattle against the World Trade Organisation, this new postmodern politics is "de-centred" and has little interest in the old ideologies that dominated much of the twentieth century. The final section of the book contextualizes postmodern politics by drawing on contemporary examples. The authors discuss the demise of socialist and proto-socialist experiments in Chile, Grenada, Nicaragua and Cuba and the emergence of postmodern movements in Latin America. The final two chapters take a specific look at the Zapatista movement and its significance for revolutionary struggles around the world.


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    Title
    Globalization and Postmodern Politics
    Subtitle
    From Zapatistas to High-tech Robber Barons
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roger Burbach, By (author) Bill Robinson, By (author) Fiona Jeffries
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780745316499
    ISBN 10: 0745316492
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: GTF, JP
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    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T General Subject: 650
    DC22: 327.1
    BISAC V2.8: SOC050000, POL010000
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    BISAC V2.8: POL040000
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    DC21: 320.9
    BISAC V2.8: POL011000, POL033000, BUS035000, BUS069030
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    LC classification: JC489.B87, JC489 .B87 2001
    Thema V1.0: JP, GTQ, GTP
    Illustrations note
    notes, index
    Publisher
    PLUTO PRESS
    Imprint name
    PLUTO PRESS
    Publication date
    01 March 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Roger Burbach is Director of the Center for the Study of the Americas. He has written extensively on Latin America, US politics, and on post-communist societies and is the author, with Octavio Nunez and Boris Kagarlitsky, of Globalization and its Discontents: The Rise of Postmodern Socialisms (Pluto Press, 1996).
    Review quote
    "Burbach's superb analysis of emerging political movements provides eloquent testimony to the fact that corporate overreach has succeeded in creating an international opposition to globalization that now has the ascendancy. Resistance is re-invented by every generation. Burbach's book reveals how it has been reinvented by ours." --Walden Bello, author of "Dark Victory: The US, Structural Ajustment, and Global Poverty"
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements Introduction: Globalization, New Resistances and the Postmodern Age Part One: Globalization 1. The Epochal Shift: Co-Authored with William I. Robinson 2. Epochal Clashes: Third Worldization and the New Hegemony: Co-authored with William I Robinson 3. High Tech Robber Barons Part Two: Politics in a Postmodern Age 4. Shades of Postmodern Politics 5. The (Un)defining of Postmodern Marxism 6. The Virtually Existing Global Revolution Part 3: Zapatistas and the Latin American Context(ualization) 7. Socialist and Postmodern Politics in the Americas 8. Roots of the Postmodern Rebellion in Chiapas 9. Zapatismo and the Intergalactic Age: Authored by Fiona Jeffries Epilogue: The Millennial Cracks Footnotes Bibliography