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Varieties of Offshoring?: Spatial Fragmentation and the Organization of Production in Twenty-First Century Capitalism

Jennifer Bair and Matthew C. Mahutga

in Capitalisms and Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199694761
eISBN:
9780191741289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694761.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter provides a new perspective on a longstanding debate concerning the development of contemporary capitalism: does globalization erode the influence of territorial institutions on economic ... More


Global economic networks and global legal pluralism

Francis Snyder

in Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation: Legal Problems and Political Prospects

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298922
eISBN:
9780191685545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298922.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

One of the challenges facing transatlantic leaders is that of strengthening the transatlantic network without deepening the conditions leading to the exclusion from global governance of other regions ... More


Modern Agriculture and the Environment

Liam Downey

in Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479850723
eISBN:
9781479885978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines how modern agriculture causes social and environmental harm by focusing on eight organizational, institutional, and network-based mechanisms used by economic and political ... More


Australia: The Tyranny of Distance and Domestic Beer Drinkers

James Simpson

in Creating Wine: The Emergence of a World Industry, 1840-1914

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136035
eISBN:
9781400838882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136035.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines how Australians learned to grow grapes and make wine, and the advances in wine-making technologies linked to dry table wine production. The Australian wine industry dates from ... More


Broken Chains and Subverted Plans: Ethnicity, Race, and Commodities

Christopher C. Fennell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062457
eISBN:
9780813053240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062457.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Broken Chains and Subverted Plans: Ethnicity, Race, and Commodities examines the ways in which the large-scale development plans of Anglo-American governing officials and investors were subverted by ... More


Global Production Networks 2.0

Neil M. Coe and Henry Wai-chung Yeung

in Global Production Networks: Theorizing Economic Development in an Interconnected World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198703907
eISBN:
9780191773099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703907.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Knowledge Management

In starting the account, this introductory chapter has three objectives. First, it establishes the key structural forces behind the emergence of global production networks (GPN) as an organizational ... More


Introduction: A Contradictory Moment

Dan Schiller

in Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038761
eISBN:
9780252096716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038761.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This book explores the notion of digital capitalism and its crash in 2007–2008, which it attributes to the uneven character of information and communications technology (ICT). It advances two main ... More


Web Communications Commodity Chains

Dan Schiller

in Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038761
eISBN:
9780252096716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038761.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines the workings of extended, Web-oriented communications commodity chains. It begins with a discussion of networks and access devices—an expansive, malleable infrastructure ... More


Networked Production and Reconstructed Commodity Chains

Dan Schiller

in Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038761
eISBN:
9780252096716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038761.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines how networks led to the spatial restructuring of commodity chains during the 1970s. It shows how renewed intercapitalist competition, as Japan and Germany were rebuilt, as well ... More


Introduction: Subversions, Ethnic Dynamics, and Racism

Christopher C. Fennell

in Broken Chains and Subverted Plans: Ethnicity, Race, and Commodities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062457
eISBN:
9780813053240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062457.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The introduction provides an overview of the themes of world economic systems, global commodity chains, and ways in which development plans can be thwarted by local social networks and ostensibly ... More


Fuel Trade: People, Places, and Transformations along the Coal Briquetting Chain

Annuska Derks

in Traders in Motion: Identities and Contestations in the Vietnamese Marketplace

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501719820
eISBN:
9781501721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501719820.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on those who produce, distribute and use an everyday, but increasingly shunned cooking fuel, the beehive coal briquette. It looks in particular at the inter-linkages between ... More


The Power of Oil?: Energy, Machines, and the Forces of Capital

Matthew T. Huber

in Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677849
eISBN:
9781452947402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677849.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter states that discourses on commodity fetishism are often framed under the “commodity chain analysis,” with the goal to unveil the real social relations behind the commodity. The truth ... More


Elite Strategies, Local Networks

Christopher C. Fennell

in Broken Chains and Subverted Plans: Ethnicity, Race, and Commodities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062457
eISBN:
9780813053240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062457.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

“Elite Strategies, Local Networks” outlines analytic frameworks for studying the clash of development strategies and local social networks. Fennell starts by laying out definitions of ethnic groups ... More


Introduction

Jaesok Kim

in Chinese Labor in a Korean Factory: Class, Ethnicity, and Productivity on the Shop Floor in Globalizing China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784542
eISBN:
9780804786126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784542.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Discusses how the non-western origin of Nawon, a multinational garment corporation located in Qingdao, China, contributed to creating a specific form of locally embedded globalization. The Nawon ... More


The Sponsor System Resurgent

Dan Schiller

in Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038761
eISBN:
9780252096716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038761.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses the modernization of the sponsor system. It first considers how advertising sustained and deepened its role as a primary source of finance for digital services, even as it ... More


The Historical Run-Up

Dan Schiller

in Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038761
eISBN:
9780252096716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038761.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines recent historical trends to better understand how the massive restructuring of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector sparked a shift into networks in ... More


Growth amid Depression?

Dan Schiller

in Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038761
eISBN:
9780252096716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038761.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines whether the metamorphosis of communications around internet commodity chains contributed to economic growth or led to a further episode of crisis. More specifically, it ... More


Network Connectivity and Labor Systems

Dan Schiller

in Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038761
eISBN:
9780252096716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038761.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses the impact of network connectivity on labor systems, arguing that the response to the recession of the 1970s was a profound one and eventually led to the crash of 2008. It ... More


“A New Foreign Policy Imperative”

Dan Schiller

in Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038761
eISBN:
9780252096716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038761.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on the Obama Administration's International Strategy for Cyberspace which, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared, constituted nothing less than “a new foreign policy ... More


Diamonds and Performance

Susan Falls

in Clarity, Cut, and Culture: The Many Meanings of Diamonds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479810666
eISBN:
9781479877430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810666.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how diamonds, like linguistic utterances, are both “in and of the world” and as such, are used performatively. Wearing a diamond can be partly a performative action meant to ... More


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