Description - There is an Alternative by Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen
This work attempts to explode the defeatist myth that "there is no alternative" to corporate, sponsored globalization. Divided into three parts, the book deals first with the theory of subsistence, then considers globalization as colonization and finally reports on concrete cases of resistance in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia and the Pacific. Anyone who refuses to believe that corporate globalization is our inevitable destiny should find this book a solid basis for formulating ideas and implementing strategies for the creation of a future in the image and interest of the world's peoples.
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Author Biography - Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen
Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen is director of the Institute of Theory and Practice of Subsistence (ITPS) at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. Her publications include work on women's studies, peasant studies, social anthropology and the matriarchal community of Juchitan, Mexico.
Nicholas Faraclas is a senior lecturer in linguistics at the University of Papua New Guinea. He is involved in community-based literacy activities in Latin America, Africa and the South Pacific, and works with indigenous organizations in Papua New Guinea, the Soloman Islands, Vanuatu, West Papua, Bougainville and Kanaky (New Caledonia).
Claudia von Werlhof is professor at the Institute of Political Sciences, University of Innsbruck, Austria. When lecturing at the University of Bielefeld she undertook field research in Central America and Venezuela on the international division of labour, women, underdevelopment and agriculture.