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The Subsistence Perspective: Beyond the Globalised Economy

by Mies, Maria; Bennholdt-Thomsen, Veronika (2000)


First published in Germany in 1997 as 'Eine Kuh fur Hillary: Die Subsitenzperspective'. Provides an alternative to the current global free market industrial system, by calling for a new economics and politics based on a subsistence perspective. Explains subsistence as empowerment based on people's strength and cooperation. Analyses recent feminist politics and argues that the fight for equality with men has failed to make an egaliltarian society. Includes case studies from Africa, Latin America and Europe, references and an index. Mies is professor of sociology at the Fachhochschule, Cologne. Bennholdt-Thomsen is director of the institute of the theory and praxis of subsistence, Bielefeld, Germany.


Globalisation, Economics, Political Economy, Industrial System, Subsistence Perspective, Cooperation, Egalitarianism, African Context, Latin American Context, European Context, Sociology


Women and Work, Maria Mies, Feminist Political Economy

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