Fields, Factories, and Workshops

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Transaction Publishers, Nov 1, 1992 - History - 477 pages
Fields, Factories, and Workshops is a meticulously researched and brilliantly argued outline for redirecting agricultural and industrial production in a world of shrinking resources and increasing human needs. More prophetic then utopian, this volume remains remarkably pertinent to economic conditions at the end of the twentieth century. With a long intellectual precedent, Kropotkin's rejection of the traditional division of labor presupposes reorganized societies in which nations become economically self-sufficient and abandon global rivalry. His survey of worldwide economic development reveals penetrating insight into the potential of nations just beginning to emerge as major powers. This volume will be on continuing interest to historians, economists, sociologists, and labor studies specialists.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE TRANSACTION EDITION
ix
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
xliii
PREFACE TO FIRST EDITION
xlvii
THE DECENTRALISATION OF INDUSTRIES
17
THE DECENTRALISATION OF INDUSTRIES continued
50
THE POSSIBILITIES OF AGRICULTURE
79
THE POSSIBILITIES OF AGRICULTURE continued
158
THE POSSIBILITIES OF AGRICULTURE continued
188
COTTON MANUFACTURE IN INDIA
428
THE COTTON INDUSTRY IN THE UNITED STATES
430
MR GIFFENS AND MR FLUXS FIGURES CONCERNING THE POSITION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE
432
MARKETGARDENING IN BELGIUM
434
THE CHANNEL ISLANDS THE SCILLY ISLANDS
435
IRRIGATED MEADOWS IN ITALY
444
REPLANTED WHEAT
445
IMPORTS OF VEGETABLES TO THE UNITED KINGDOM
447

SMALL INDUSTRIES AND INDUSTRIAL VILLAGES
241
SMALL INDUSTRIES AND INDUSTRIAL VILLAGES continued
325
BRAIN WORK AND MANUAL WORK
363
CONCLUSION
410
BRITISH INVESTMENTS ABROAD
421
FRENCH IMPORTS
422
IRON INDUSTRY IN GERMANY
423
MACHINERY IN GERMANY
424
COTTON INDUSTRY IN GERMANY
425
MINING AND TEXTILES IN AUSTRIA
427
FRUIT CULTURE IN BELGIUM
449
CULTURE UNDER GLASS IN HOLLAND
450
PRICES OBTAINED IN LONDON FOR DESSERT GRAPES CULTIVATED UNDER GLASS
451
THE USE OF ELECTRICITY IN AGRICULTURE
452
PETTY TRADES IN THE LYONS REGION
454
SMALL INDUSTRIES AT PARIS
460
RESULTS OF THE CENSUS OF THE FRENCH INDUSTRIES IN 1896
462
THE SMALL INDUSTRIES IN GERMANY
468
THE DOMESTIC INDUSTRIES IN SWITZERLAND
475
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Page xx - ... labour. A society where each individual is a producer of both manual and intellectual work; where each able-bodied human being is a worker, and where each worker works both in the field and the industrial workshop; where every aggregation of individuals, large enough to dispose of a certain variety of natural resources —it may be a nation, or rather a region— produces and itself consumes most of its own agricultural and manufactured produce.

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