Globalization from Below: The World's Other Economy

1st Edition

Gordon Mathews, Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, Carlos Alba Vega

Routledge
Published July 30, 2012
Reference - 254 Pages
ISBN 9780415535090 - CAT# Y137143

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Summary

This book explores globalization as actually experienced by most of the world’s people, buying goods from street vendors brought by traders moving past borders and across continents under the radar of the law. The dimensions and practices of ‘globalization from below’ are depicted and analyzed in detail by a team of international scholars. Topics covered include the ‘New Silk Road’, African traders in China, street hawking in Calcutta and pirate CDs in Mexico. The chapters provide intimate portrayals of routes, markets and people in locations across the globe and explore theories that can help make sense of these complex and fascinating case studies. Students of globalization, economic anthropology and developing-world economics will find the book invaluable.

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