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Another Production is Possible

Beyond the Capitalist Canon (Reinventing Social Emancipation Toward New Manifestos)

Boaventura De Sousa Santos (Editor), Sharit Bhowmik (Contributions by), Horacio Martins De Carvalho (Contributions by), Hermes Augusto Costa (Contributions by), Gabriele Dietrich (Contributions by)


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This is the second volume, after Democratizing Democracy, of the collection Reinventing Social Emancipation: Towards New Manifestoes.Here, the author examines alternative models to capitalist developmentthrough case studies of collective land management, cooperatives ofgarbage collectors and women’s agricultural cooperatives. He alsoanalyzes the changing capital-labor conflict of the past two decadesand the way labor solidarity is reconstituting itself under new formsfrom Brazil to Mozambique and South Africa.

Praise For Another Production is Possible: Beyond the Capitalist Canon (Reinventing Social Emancipation Toward New Manifestos)

“At last, someone is putting concrete analysis on ‘counter-hegemonic globalization from the bottom up.’ Boaventura de Sousa Santos has assembled social scientists from Latin America, Africa, and Asia to describe another kind of democracy, full of lessons for the benighted countries of the North, where it should be mandatory reading for serious people.”—Immanuel Wallerstein

“In the 1980s Margaret Thatcher declared ‘There is no alternative.’ At the beginning of the 21st century the World Social Forum replied, ‘Another World is Possible.’ The project, Reinventing Social Emancipation, is a passionate and wide-ranging effort enriching our vision of that other world.”—Erik Olin Wright

Verso, 9781844671489, 488pp.

Publication Date: August 17, 2007

About the Author

Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Professor of Sociology at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and ILS Distinguished Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been an active participant in the World Social Forum. His books include Toward a New Legal Common Sense: Law, Globalization and Emancipation.