Postcapitalismo Una Guida Al Nostro Futuro

Autore: Paul Mason
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ISBN: 9788842819486
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Postcapitalism

Autore: Paul Mason
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014197530X
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From Paul Mason, the award-winning Channel 4 presenter, Postcapitalism is a guide to our era of seismic economic change, and how we can build a more equal society. Over the past two centuries or so, capitalism has undergone continual change - economic cycles that lurch from boom to bust - and has always emerged transformed and strengthened. Surveying this turbulent history, Paul Mason wonders whether today we are on the brink of a change so big, so profound, that this time capitalism itself, the immensely complex system by which entire societies function, has reached its limits and is changing into something wholly new. At the heart of this change is information technology: a revolution that, as Mason shows, has the potential to reshape utterly our familiar notions of work, production and value; and to destroy an economy based on markets and private ownership - in fact, he contends, it is already doing so. Almost unnoticed, in the niches and hollows of the market system, whole swathes of economic life are changing.. Goods and services that no longer respond to the dictates of neoliberalism are appearing, from parallel currencies and time banks, to cooperatives and self-managed online spaces. Vast numbers of people are changing their behaviour, discovering new forms of ownership, lending and doing business that are distinct from, and contrary to, the current system of state-backed corporate capitalism. In this groundbreaking book Mason shows how, from the ashes of the recent financial crisis, we have the chance to create a more socially just and sustainable global economy. Moving beyond capitalism, he shows, is no longer a utopian dream. This is the first time in human history in which, equipped with an understanding of what is happening around us, we can predict and shape, rather than simply react to, seismic change.

Consumautori

Autore: Francesco Morace
Editore: EGEA spa
ISBN: 8823878853
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«I nuclei delle generazioni sono come quelli degli atomi: dimensioni strutturali tenute insieme da “forze forti”, che attraggono con la loro carica positiva e sprigionano energia di legame. E proprio come i nuclei degli atomi, anche quelli generazionali non possono essere quantificati con esattezza ma devono essere osservati nella loro attività. Isolati attraverso l’osservazione etno-antropologica, con tutta la loro carica positiva producono un’enorme attrazione nei confronti di altri soggetti, sia della propria generazione sia di altre, con una potenza che plasma valori e comportamenti del futuro. Lavorare sui nuclei generazionali significa dunque definire una concezione dinamica della segmentazione, in cui, estendendo le aree di attrattività dei brand sulla scia della forza di legame, diventa possibile utilizzare il nucleo generazionale come core target: non come una gabbia o un bersaglio militare, ma piuttosto come una molla verso altre generazioni. In questa nuova prospettiva, imprenditori e manager potranno così valutare le opportunità di convergenza tra settori e utilizzare i nuclei generazionali come facilitatori per nuove partnership. I gruppi generazionali non sono infatti semplicemente target di mercato, ma produttori di possibilità inedite, per una società globale rigenerata, fondata sulla varietà dell’umano, alla ricerca di nuove forme di convivenza.» (dall’Introduzione)

Il Marchio Della Paura

Autore: Nello Barile
Editore: EGEA spa
ISBN: 8823879299
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Il terrorismo si è trasformato oggi in un vero e proprio brand, modificando i suoi linguaggi e lo stile con cui comunicava la sua «missione». Si è rifatto l’immagine e ha adottato le tecniche più innovative della comunicazione visuale, dalla grafi ca alla post-produzione, assoldando tra le sue file soggetti provenienti dalla classe creativa e dalle sottoculture, in particolare dalle scene hip hop delle metropoli europee, con tanto di tatuaggi e di stili di vita problematici. Nell'epidemia di diffusione del nuovo terrorismo un aspetto decisivo è la centralità del consumo. Se è vero che l’Occidente è ovunque, più che dalla forma universale del diritto esso è rappresentato infatti dalla forma globale del consumo. Essendo quest’ultimo la dimensione superficiale attraverso cui i terroristi possono interagire con i valori profondi delle società democratiche occidentali (la libertà che diventa libertà di consumare), essi mirano a colpire i luoghi del divertimento e del loisir: non solo per suscitare più clamore, ma anche per recidere il doppio legame che li rende dipendenti da quel mondo.

Making Capitalism Fit For Society

Autore: Colin Crouch
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 074568808X
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Capitalism is the only complex system known to us that can provide an efficient and innovative economy, but the financial crisis has brought out the pernicious side of capitalism and shown that it remains dependent on the state to rescue it from its own deficiencies. Can capitalism be reshaped so that it is fit for society, or must we acquiesce to the neoliberal view that society will be at its best when markets are given free rein in all areas of life? The aim of this book is to show that the acceptance of capitalism and the market does not require us to accept the full neoliberal agenda of unrestrained markets, insecurity in our working lives, and neglect of the environment and of public services. In particular, it should not mean supporting the growing dominance of public life by corporate wealth. The world’s most successful mature economies are those that fully embrace both the discipline of the market and the need for protection against its negative outcomes. Indeed, a continuing, unresolved clash between these two forces is itself a major source of vitality and innovation for economy and society. But maintenance of that tension depends on the enduring strength of trade unions and other critical groups in civil society - a strength that is threatened by neoliberalism’s increasingly intolerant onward march. Outlining the principles for a renewed and more assertive social democracy, this timely and important book shows that real possibilities exist to create a better world than that which is being offered by the wealthy elites who dominate our public and private lives.

Live Working Or Die Fighting

Autore: Paul Mason
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1446444163
Grandezza: 58,77 MB
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Globalisation has created a whole new working class - and they are reliving stories that were first played out a century ago. In Live Working or Die Fighting, Paul Mason tells the story of this new working class alongside the epic history of the global labour movement, from its formation in the factories of the 1800s through its near destruction by fascism in the 1930s and up to today's anti-globalisation movement. Blending exhilarating historical narrative with reportage from today's front line, he links the lives of 19th-century factory girls with the lives of teenagers in a giant Chinese mobile phone factory; he tells the story of how mass trade unions were born in London's Docklands - and how they're being reinvented by the migrant cleaners in skyscrapers that stand on the very same spot. It is a story of urban slums, self-help co-operatives, choirs and brass bands, free love and self-education by candlelight. And, as the author shows, in the developing industrial economies of the world it is still with us. Live Working or Die Fighting celebrates a common history of defiance, idealism and self-sacrifice, one as alive and active today as it was two hundred years ago. It is a unique and inspirational book.

Why It S Kicking Off Everywhere The New Global Revolutions

Autore: Paul Mason
Editore: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844678512
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Incisive grassroots account of the new global revolutions by acclaimed BBC journalist. The world is facing a wave of uprisings, protests and revolutions: Arab dictators swept away, public spaces occupied, slum-dwellers in revolt, cyberspace buzzing with utopian dreams. Events we were told were consigned to history—democratic revolt and social revolution—are being lived by millions of people. In this compelling new book, Paul Mason explores the causes and consequences of this great unrest. From Cairo to Athens, Wall Street and Westminster to Manila, Mason goes in search of the changes in society, technology and human behavior that have propelled a generation onto the streets in search of social justice. In a narrative that blends historical insight with first-person reportage, Mason shines a light on these new forms of activism, from the vast, agile networks of cyberprotest to the culture wars and tent camps of the #occupy movement. The events, says Mason, reflect the expanding power of the individual and call for new political alternatives to elite rule and global poverty.

Retromania

Autore: Simon Reynolds
Editore: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571271804
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We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band re-formations and reunion tours, expanded reissues of classic albums and outtake-crammed box sets, remakes and sequels, tribute albums and mash-ups . . . But what happens when we run out of past? Are we heading toward a sort of cultural-ecological catastrophe, where the archival stream of pop history has been exhausted? Simon Reynolds, one of the finest music writers of his generation, argues that we have indeed reached a tipping point and that although earlier eras had their own obsessions with antiquity - the Renaissance with its admiration for Roman and Greek classicism, the Gothic movement's invocations of medievalism - never has there been a society so obsessed with the cultural artifacts of its own immediate past. Retromania is the first book to examine the retro industry and ask the question: Is this retromania a death knell for any originality and distinctiveness of our own?

Berlusconi

Autore: Alan Friedman
Editore: Hachette Books
ISBN: 0316301965
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Before there was real estate tycoon cum President-Elect Donald J. Trump, there was Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire media mogul turned prime minster who dominated Italian life for the past twenty years. In a candid, warts-and-all portrait of the leader who played hard in office and in private life. From the bunga-bunga parties to his most secret moments with world leaders, this biography is rich in anecdotes and revelations involving Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Tony Blair, Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel , and many others. Berlusconi's incredible rise to power started from nothing. A self-created man, he was a cruise ship crooner as a young man, became a real estate tycoon in the '70s, started the first commercial television network in history, and turned AC Milan into a world-class soccer club. And that was all before he survived the squalid swampland of Italian politics to become prime minister who has not only served the longest in Italian history, but also has generated the most controversy of arguably any world leader today.

Fierce And Fragile Big Cats In The Art Of Robert Dallet

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ISBN: 9782330057602
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In keeping with Hermès' theme for 2016, "Nature at a Gallop," this album is devoted to the work of Robert Dallet (1923-2006). Dallet, a French painter and illustrator, devoted his life to the representation of wildlife, especially the beauty of big cats. This work presents a previously unpublished selection of watercolors and sketches, paying tribute to the talent and sensitivity of an animal painter adopted by Hermès. The account is also an act of defiance against the gradual disappearance of a threatened world. Professor Alan Rabinowitz, Director of the Panthera Corporation in New York, looks at Robert Dallet's work from a zoological perspective; Dominique Baqué, a professor at Université Paris VIII, examines its place in the history of Western animal painting; and the writer Nadine Coleno looks at the encounter between the artist and Hermès, which gave birth to over 20 beautiful silk prints.