Vampire Capitalism

Fractured Societies and Alternative Futures

Authors: Kennedy, Paul

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  • Uses real case studies in a variety of areas such as environment, economy and globalization
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This book argues that in recent decades an unrestrained vampire-capitalism has emerged, disengaged from the needs of citizens and workers, leading to a deepening of social class, generational, gender, educational and ethnic divisions. The author explores how our cultural obsession with self-realization undermines our capacity for collective action and ability to confront threats such as climate change and the impact of the rapid advance of technology on labour. Drawing on sociology and political economy as well as worldwide case studies, the chapters interrogate how we arrived at these dilemmas and how we might escape them through establishing alternative social economies. 

Vampire Capitalism will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, social theory, globalisation studies, development studies, political economy, geography, politics and social policy. 

 

About the authors

Paul Kennedy is Visiting Research Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He has taught and written widely on African and Third World studies, comparative modernization, green businesses, globalization and cosmopolitan professionals. He is the co-author of Global Sociology (Palgrave Macmillan) and took a leading role in founding the Global Studies Association. 

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“This is simply the clearest and most comprehensive guide to our socio-economic woes I have read in the past 50 years!” (Ronald G. Young, Amazon.co.uk, September, 2017)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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  • Unpublished eBooks cannot be pre-ordered in advance.
  • Due: January 18, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-349-71607-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vampire Capitalism
Book Subtitle
Fractured Societies and Alternative Futures
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55266-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55266-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-71607-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 355
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