Globalization and the Race for Resources

Title

Globalization and the Race for Resources

Department

Sociology

Document Type

Book

Files

Description

Globalization and the Race for Resources explores how five nations―Portugal, the Netherlands, Britain, the United States, and Japan―achieved trade dominance by devising technologies, social and financial institutions, and markets to enhance their access to raw materials.

Through ecological and economic explanation of resource extraction and production, Stephen G. Bunker and Paul S. Ciccantell reveal globalization as the result of the progressive extension of systematically integrated material processes across cumulatively greater space. Drawing from extensive historical research into how economic and environmental dynamics interacted in the extraction of different materials in the Amazon, especially in the development of the iron mine of Carajas, the authors also illustrate the profound connection between global dominance and control of natural resources.

ISBN

978-0801882432

Publication Date

2005

Publisher

Johns Hopkins University Press

City

Baltimore

Disciplines

Sociology

Citation for published book

Bunker, Stephen G., and Paul S. Ciccantell. Globalization and the Race for Resources / Stephen G. Bunker and Paul S. Ciccantell. 2005. Print. Themes in Global Social Change.