A Port in Global Capitalism: Unveiling Entangled Accumulation in Rio de Janeiro

1st Edition

Sérgio Costa, Guilherme Leite Gonçalves

Published October 30, 2019
Reference - 118 Pages
ISBN 9780367340964 - CAT# K440955
Series: Entangled Inequalities: Exploring Global Asymmetries


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Through a study of the port district of Rio de Janeiro and its history, from its emergence as a major slave market to its modern-day incarnation as a hub of tourism, real estate and financial speculation, this book examines the different dimensions of the manner in which capitalism expands its global process of accumulation to incorporate spaces not yet integrated into chains of value production. As such, it sheds new light on the use of explicit non-economic violence on the part of capitalist expansion, in the form of colonial or imperial policies, plundering or legal forms of expropriation. As such, it will appeal to sociologists, historians, economists, legal scholars and political theorists with interests in capitalism and inequalities.

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