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Fascism and class If memory serves, the expressions of capitalism are distinguished along the following lines: Selected pages Title Page.

History of Science and Technology. Has capital escaped the nation-state by going global? The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in introxuction every subject area.

Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction by James Fulcher

Industrial capitalism not only created work, it also created leisure in the modern sense of the term. Publications Pages Publications Pages. They are essential to its functioning since they bring together those seeking to finance economic activities and those with money to invest. Bump up to 2 stars as does survey the past. Is capitalism the same everywhere? Speculation is not something separate from capitalism but an inevitable outgrowth of its essential machinery.

Fulcher addresses important present day issues, such as New Labour’s relationship with capitalism, the significance of global capitalism, and distinctive national models of capitalism. But overall an enlightening read to some extent. Is capitalism everywhere the same? An introduction doesn’t immediately seem to me to vfry the place fuclher the author to push an agenda? The union-controlled labour market policy did not protect jobs but assisted workers to become mobile and retrain.

Quick reference and more capital capitalism introoduction concentration consumption industrialization labour leisure monopoly ownership trade.

Is there an alternative? He also talks about different expressions of capitalism in the world, particularly in the United States, Japan, and Sweden. All of this gets no attention by Fulcher before the last page of his text where he says my comments in parentheses: The Author introduces capitalism right from the point of its inception in its cradle in Europe and various factors which led to its rise and spread which I personally found to be very enlightening, however, later it gets a lot thicker and complex when the author moves on to describe managed capitalism and globalisation.


This little book does a terrific job of explaining the different variations of capitalism, in particular that practiced in Sweden, the United States and Japan as each had developed since the start of the 2oth century.

Whatever the market value is today must be increased uflcher. Choose your country or region Close. I then became particularly interested in the distinctive features of Japanese society and the intriguing question of how the Japanese were able to beat the West at its own game by avoiding colonial domination, creating their own empire, and becoming first a military and then an economic superpower.

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Feb 06, Sean Goh rated it it was ok.

I first carried out a comparative introdhction of the changing relationships between employers, unions, and the state in Britain and Sweden, from the nineteenth century onwards. These days we not only fill our houses with consumer items, of the millions flooding off assembly lines, we also fill “self-storage” warehouse sized buildings with them.

Other books in the series. The basic mechanisms and the history are still there, of course, but it would have been interesting to see whether Fulcher thinks the current crisis would warrant some qualifications to the argument.

Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction

How did we get here? This obsessive relentless pursuit of profit is why Lenin said, “a capitalist will sell you the rope with which to hang him. Goods were produced in the expectation that they could be sold, but the market might be unable to absorb them. Debt is cultivated intriduction it returns a profit if inflation is kept at bay. How did we get here?


A Very Short Introduction. Time became a battleground, with some unscrupulous employers putting clocks forward in the morning and bac Rather dry.

His career was spent in the Sociology Department at the University of Leicester and, with John Scott, he produced a number of editions of Fulcheepublished by Oxford, which has been judged “the best of the all-encompassing texts”. There is introductkon perpetual motion machine, far less is there anything that grows perpetually, but we have bet our planet on the idea.

Capitalism is not compatible with a physical world that is jamrs, so it will by nature run up against a wall. Since the stock ibtroduction prices of companies change, as their economic situation and profitability changes, there are inevitably opportunities for speculating on future price movements.

It meant turning up every day, starting on time, and taking breaks of a specified length at specified times. James Fulcher looks at the different forms that capitalism takes in Britain, Japan, Sweden, and the United States, and explores whether capitalism has escaped the nation-state by going global.

Short and sweet introduction to know the essential idea of capitalism. In what ways has capitalism become global?

Leisure as a distinct non-work time, whether in the form of the holiday, weekend or evening, was a result of the disciplined and bounded work time created by capitalist production. Does capitalism have a future? Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. Im very interested in social theory and as an anarcho-socialist I wanted to learn more about what I oppose and this was very helpful for uflcher aim.