This volume will be on continuing interest to historians, economists, sociologists, and labor studies specialists.
Author: PÃ«tr A. Kropotkin
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
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.