Palgrave Studies in Economic History

Commodity Frontiers and Global Capitalist Expansion

Social, Ecological and Political Implications from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day

Editors: Joseph, Sabrina (Ed.)

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  • Approaches the issue of commodity frontiers from an interdisciplinary, bottom-up perspective, focusing on the ecological, economic, policy and/or social implications of frontier creation and perpetuation on nature and people at the local level
  • Analyses the drivers of commodity frontier expansion
  • Examines the key features of a commodity frontier
  • Explores how the commodity frontier expansion impacted local, regional and global ecologies
  • Reviews the ways labor relations and land tenure patterns have been transformed by commodity frontier expansion
  • Looks at the relationship between commodity frontier expansion and state power
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This interdisciplinary edited collection explores the dynamics of global capitalist expansion through the concept of the ‘commodity frontier’. Applying an inductive approach rather than starting at the global level, as most meta-narratives have done, this book sheds light on how local dynamics have shaped the process of capitalist expansion into ‘uncommodified’ spaces. Contributors demonstrate that ultimately the evolution of frontier zones and their reconfiguration over time have transformed human ecology, labour relations and social, economic and political structures across the globe. Chapters examine agricultural and pastoral frontiers, natural habitats, and commodity frontiers with fossil fuels and mineral resources located in various regions of the world, including South America, Asia, Africa and the Arabian Gulf. 

 



About the authors

Sabrina Joseph is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of History at the American University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Her research interests are in the field of Middle Eastern and Ottoman history, encompassing work on land use, environmental management, women and inter-faith relations during the early modern and modern periods. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-13

    Joseph, Sabrina

  • Making Cheap Nature on High Altitude: A World-Ecological Perspective on Commodification, Communities and Conflict in the Andes

    Pages 15-56

    Cottyn, Hanne

  • Agricultural Commodities on the Philippine Frontier: State-Sponsored Resettlement and Ecological Distress in the 1930s

    Pages 57-77

    Miller, Karen R.

  • Gendering Farmer Producer Companies at the Agricultural Frontier of India: Empowerment or Burden?

    Pages 79-109

    Tandon, Indrakshi

  • Ecosystems as Commodity Frontiers—Challenges Faced by Land Set Aside as Protected Areas (PAs) in the Dubai Emirate, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

    Pages 111-136

    Howarth, Brigitte (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Commodity Frontiers and Global Capitalist Expansion
Book Subtitle
Social, Ecological and Political Implications from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day
Editors
  • Sabrina Joseph
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15322-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15322-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15321-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 292
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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