Uses popular films to reveal the tensions generated during Japan’s postwar "economic miracle," challenging the prevailing view that it was a story of great national success.
Explores the duality between humans and Earth through a focus on the economic system changes that began with grain agriculture and has now reached its apogee in global capitalism.
Demonstrates that a true liberal capitalism has the capacity to enable personal well-being while dealing with new challenges such as pandemics, climate change, and automation.
Traces the six-decade struggle for power within the Federal Reserve System from the perspective of the central bankers who shaped the Fed.
Engaging look at Lower East Side writers and artists in the wake of the 1975 New York fiscal crisis.
Analyzes contemporary capitalism through the products of culture and art for fresh insight into emancipatory possibilities concealed within capitalism’s darkest dynamics.
Explores the current and future trajectories of the paradigm of postsocialism.
Traces the historical development of slave labor and plantation agriculture in nineteenth-century Martinique.
Documents the rise and fall of a market economy in China from 1000-1500.
A comprehensive look at the economic relations among states, and how they might be better optimized.
Uses the interdisciplinary approach of evolutionary economics to explore the history of land domestication in the United States.
Traces the history of two rival American economic moralities from colonial times to the present.
Argues that recent initiatives by industrial management were directed more toward short-term gains than improving efficiency.
Examines the nature of international economic leadership since the seventeenth century.
In-depth case study of Costa Rican economic reform efforts.
Traces the history of European monetary negotiations from the 1960s to the 1990s.
Places contemporary minimum wage debates in historical context, stressing the importance of political as opposed to economic variables.
Examines the struggle of the unions and communities to save jobs in plant-closing situations in the 1980s, and shows why some labor-community coalitions were more successful than others.
This is an oral and local history of the coal mining town of Donetsk in the Ukraine. The workers describe their changing political and economic goals and their reaction to Western culture, the rising tides of nationalism and religion.
An anthology of original essays on the history of work experience in automobile factories, from 1913 to the present.
This book tells the story of the rise and decline of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) from 1933 to 1990. Once the third-largest industrial union in the United States, ...
John Mitchell was a contradictory figure, representing the best and worst labor leadership had to offer at the turn of the century. Articulate, intelligent, and a skillful negotiator, Mitchell made effective ...
This book analyzes the factors that shape business activity in Republican Turkey and examines the presence of some of these factors in other societies with highly different cultures and histories. Bugra's ...
This book maps the development of a regional elite and its persistence as an economic upper class through the nineteenth century. Farrell's study traces the kinship networks and overlapping business ties ...
This book contains a series of interpretive essays on the most dramatic aspects of American economic growth during the last century—the sweeping technological and organizational changes in manufacturing ...
The American West did not grow in isolation from the East. On the contrary, New York financiers and other eastern entrepreneurs were crucial to America's western economic development, providing the necessary ...
"Of the many sources of power, these essays deal with only one: physical violence and the threat of violence exerted by some men over others. " Thus Frederic C. Lane introduces his essays on profits and ...