Paper $20.95 ISBN: 9781780321998 Published April 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $125.95 ISBN: 9781780322001 Published April 2012 For sale in North and South America only

Capitalism: A Structural Genocide

Garry Leech

Capitalism: A Structural Genocide

Garry Leech

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192 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $20.95 ISBN: 9781780321998 Published April 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $125.95 ISBN: 9781780322001 Published April 2012 For sale in North and South America only
In the wake of the global financial crisis, and ongoing savage government cuts across the world, Garry Leech addresses a pressing and necessary topic: the nature of contemporary capitalism, and how it inherently generates inequality and structural violence.

Drawing on a number of fascinating case studies from across the world - including the forced displacement of farmers in Mexico, farmer suicides in India, and deaths from preventable and treatable diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the unsustainable exploitation of the planet's natural resources - Leech provocatively argues that global capitalism constitutes a form of genocide against the poor, particularly in the global South.

Essential and eye-opening the book questions the legitimacy of a system that inevitably results in such large-scale human suffering, while going beyond mere critique to offer a more egalitarian, democratic and sustainable global alternative.
Contents
Introduction
1. What is Structural Genocide?
2. The Logic of Capital
3. Structural Genocide: The Cases of Mexico and India
4. Structural Genocide: The Case of Sub-Saharan Africa
5. The Truly Inconvenient Truth
6. Legitimizing the Illegitimate
7. The Socialist Alternative
Conclusion
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