The End of Organized Capitalism

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1987 - Capitalism - 383 pages
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The End of Organized Capitalism argues that -- despite Marx's and Weber's insistence that capitalist societies become increasingly more ordered -- we now live in an era of "disorganized capitalism." This book is devoted to a systematic examination of the shift to disorganized capitalism in five Western nations (Britain, the United States, France, West Germany, and Sweden). Through the analysis of space, class, and culture, Lash and Urry portray the restructuring of capitalist social relations that has resulted from this disorganization. They adduce evidence for the claims that in each of the nations there is a movement toward a deconcentration of capital within nation-states; toward the increased separation of banks, industry and the state; and toward the redistribution of productive relations and class-relevant residential patterns.
 

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Contents

The development of organized capitalism 1
17
The development of organized capitalism 2
56
Economic change and spatial restructuring 1
84
Economic change and spatial restructuring 2
124
its emergence and some consequences
161
modes of disorganization
196
Notes
314
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About the author (1987)

Scott Lash is Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies and Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He previously taught at Lancaster University for many years. He was a Humboldt Fellow in Berlin between 1988 and 1990. His previous books include "The End of Organized Capitalism" (co-author, 1987), "Sociology of Postmodernism" (1990), "Modernity and Identity" (co-editor, 1992), "Economies of Signs and Space" (co-author, 1994), "Reflexive Modernization" (co-author, 1994) and "Detraditionalization" (co-editor, 1996). His books have been translated into nine languages.

His main research in recent years has been in advocating and developing a new paradigm for the social sciences, the new mobilities paradigm

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