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LATE VICTORIAN HOLOCAUSTS
EL NIÑO FAMINES AND THE MAKING OF THE THIRD WORLD

DAVIS, MIKE

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978-1-78478-662-5
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Inglés
Número de páginas: 
470
Dimensiones:
140x210
Fecha edición:01/10/2016
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A magisterial melding of global ecological and political history, disclosing the nineteenth-century roots of underdevelopment in what became the Third World
Examining a series of El Niño-induced droughts and the famines that they spawned around the globe in the last third of the 19th century, Mike Davis discloses the intimate, baleful relationship between imperial arrogance and natural incident that combined to produce some of the worst tragedies in human history.

Late Victorian Holocausts focuses on three zones of drought and subsequent famine: India, Northern China; and Northeastern Brazil. All were affected by the same global climatic factors that caused massive crop failures, and all experienced brutal famines that decimated local populations. But the effects of drought were magnified in each case because of singularly destructive policies promulgated by different ruling elites.

Davis argues that the seeds of underdevelopment in what later became known as the Third World were sown in this era of High Imperialism, as the price for capitalist modernization was paid in the currency of millions of peasants? lives.

Winner of the World History Association Book Award.
Reviews

?Davis has given us a book of substantial contemporary relevance as well as great historical interest ? this highly informative book goes well beyond its immediate focus.?

? Amartya Sen, New York Times

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DAVIS, MIKE

Mike Davis nació en Fontana en 1946 y creció en Bostonia, una aldea ahora desaparecida al este de San Diego. Ha trabajado cortando carne y como camionero, y es profesor de Teoría Urbana en el Instituto de Arquitectura del Sur de California. Considerado el padre del pensamiento ciberpunk, es autor, entre otros ensayos, de Prisioneros del sueño americano, Ecología del miedo y Urbanismo mágico.

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