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Frontmatter

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Contents

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p. v

List of Tables

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pp. vii-viii

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Preface

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pp. ix-xv

What in the world is happening? So goes the saying, a common refrain to capture the winds of change that have swept the planet in recent years challenging our established frames of reference. These dramatic changes along with the sense that the tempo of change itself has sped up and that the world is getting ever...

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

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pp. xvii-xix

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1 An Epochal Shift in World Capitalism

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pp. 1-50

Most scholars and laypeople alike would agree that if we are to understand the social world of the twenty- fi rst century we must come to grips with the concept of globalization. The term fi rst became pop u lar ized in the 1980s. During the 1990s there were raging debates about whether it was a useful concept for the...

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2 Global Economy and Latin America, I: Nontraditional Agricultural Exports and Agro-Industry

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pp. 51-101

Over the past five centuries Latin America has become ever more integrated into the world market. But this integration has taken place in periodic spurts and even occasional withdrawals—such as following the nineteenth- century wars of independence or during the Great Depression of the 1930s—rather than...

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3 Global Economy and Latin America, II: Industrial Subcontracting, Transnational Services, Tourism, and the Export of Labor

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pp. 102-166

The turn toward globalization involves new types of export- oriented industrialization. Industrial development in the previous era was geared largely toward supplying national and regional markets. It was a strategy of import- substitution industrialization (ISI) that brought together national and multinational...

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4 Transnational Processes in Latin America: Class, State, and Migration

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pp. 167-225

The transformation of Latin America’s political economy that we reviewed in the previous two chapters constitutes the backdrop to sweeping social, political, cultural, ideological, and institutional changes in the region as it has integrated into global capitalism. I refer to such changes as transnational pro cesses: the diverse....

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5 The Antinomies of Global Capitalism and the Twilight of Neoliberalism

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pp. 226-286

Global capitalism faces an expanding crisis that began in the early twenty- first century and involves three interrelated dimensions (Robinson, 2004a). 1 First is a crisis of social polarization. The system cannot meet the needs of a majority of humanity or even ensure minimal social reproduction. Second is a...

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6 A New Cycle of Resistance: The Future of Latin America and Global Society

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pp. 287-359

There has always been a considerable time lag in terms of working- class response to capital restructuring (Arrighi, 1996). Globalization disorganized the working classes in the late twentieth century, acting as a centrifugal force for these classes around the world and as a centripetal force for transnationally...

References

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pp. 361-390

Index

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pp. 391-412

Illustrations

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