Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism
The contributors to this volume explore and elaborate the global commodity chains (GCCs) approach, which reformulates the basic conceptual categories for analyzing varied patterns of global organization and change. The GCC framework allows the authors to pose questions about development issues, past and present, that are not easily handled by previous paradigms and to more adequately forge the macro-micro links between processes that are generally assumed to be discretely contained within global, national, and local units of analysis. The paradigm that GCCs embody is a network-centered, historical approach that probes above and below the level of the nation-state to better analyze structure and change in the contemporary world.
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Part I Historical and Spatial Patterns of Commodity Chains in the WorldSystem
Part II The Organization of Commodity Chains
Part III The Geography of Commodity Chains
Part IV Consumption and Commodity Chains