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Télécharger le livre :  The Asset Economy

The Asset Economy


Lisa Adkins , Melinda Cooper , Martijn Konings


Rising inequality is the defining feature of our age. With the lion’s share of wealth growth going to the top, for a growing percentage of society a middle-class existence is out of reach. What exactly are the economic shifts that have driven the social transformations...


Parution : 2020-09-14
Télécharger le livre :  The Myth of Economic Development

The Myth of Economic Development


Celso Furtado , Mario Tosi Furtado


This classic work remains one of the most incisive contributions to dependency theory in the Latin American context. While agreeing with other dependency theorists that underdevelopment on the Latin America periphery was structurally connected to the accumulation of...


Parution : 2020-09-10
Télécharger le livre :  The Colours of Our Memories

The Colours of Our Memories


Michel Pastoureau


What remains of the colours of our childhood?What are our memories of a blue rabbit, a red dress, a yellow bike? Were they really those colours? And later on, what colours do we associate with our student years, our first loves, our adult life? How does colour leave its...


Parution : 2020-09-08
Télécharger le livre :  China

China


Kerry Brown


China is poised to become the world's largest economy in the next decade. But its great struggle to modernise has been one of tragedy, conflict, and challenge. From the first attempts to introduce Western ideas into the country two centuries ago, China's long march to...


Parution : 2020-09-08
Télécharger le livre :  Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy


David Elliott


The use of renewables is spreading rapidly. Over a quarter of global electricity is already generated from solar, wind, hydro and biomass energy. With costs falling significantly, renewables are booming, helping to avoid the major climate change risks associated with...


Parution : 2020-09-08
Télécharger le livre :  Data Theory

Data Theory


Simon Lindgren


The datafication of our world offers huge challenges and opportunities for social science.The ‘data-drivenness’ of computational research can occur at the expense of theoretical reflection and interpretation. Additionally, it can be difficult to reconcile the...


Parution : 2020-09-01
Télécharger le livre :  Doing Justice

Doing Justice


Pablo Oyarzun


Pablo Oyarzun is one of the foremost Benjamin scholars in Latin America. His writings have shaped the reception of Benjamin’s work in Latin America and have been central to the effort to identify the tasks and responsibilities of the kind of critical theory that would...


Parution : 2020-09-01
Télécharger le livre :  China Goes Green

China Goes Green


Yifei Li , Judith Shapiro


What does it mean for the future of the planet when one of the world’s most durable authoritarian governance systems pursues “ecological civilization”? Despite its staggering pollution and colossal appetite for resources, China exemplifies a model of state-led...


Parution : 2020-09-01
Télécharger le livre :  Memory and Autobiography

Memory and Autobiography


Leonor Arfuch


This book by one of Latin America’s leading cultural theorists examines the place of the subject and the role of biographical and autobiographical genres in contemporary culture. Arfuch argues that the on-going proliferation of private and intimate stories – what she...


Parution : 2020-08-06
Télécharger le livre :  The New Latin America

The New Latin America


Fernando Calderon , Manuel Castells


Latin America has experienced a profound transformation in the first two decades of the 21st century: it has been fully incorporated into the global economy, while excluding regions and populations devalued by the logic of capitalism. Technological modernization has...


Parution : 2020-08-04
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