Political philosophy and feminist theory have rarely examined in detail how capitalism affects the lives of women. Ann Cudd and Nancy Holmstrom take up opposing sides of the issue, debating whether capitalism is valuable as an ideal and whether, as an actually existing economic system, it is good for women. In a discussion covering a broad range of social and economic issues, including unequal pay, industrial reforms, and sweatshops, they examine how these and other issues relate to women and how to analyze effectively what constitutes "capitalism" and "women's interests." Each author also responds to the opposing arguments, providing a thorough debate of the topics covered. The resulting volume will interest a wide range of readers in philosophy, political theory, women's studies and global affairs.
Examines resistance within Mexican labour unions during a period of sustained crisis and the regional and national level, as well as the level of world order. Gender, having played a central role in the construction of relatively stable historical structures in Mexico, continued to shape the struggles of radical labour movements throughout a period of deepening crisis. Â· Contends that globalisation is not just about the activities of multinational corporations Â· Uses gender as a central concept in analysing Mexico's experience with globalisation Â· Highlights the diversity and rich political history of social movements in Mexico Â· Links regional and national level analysis to world order Studies the contradictory ways in which globalisation is experienced by workers on a local level and how struggles are linked to the ongoing internationalisation of the workplace. Changing material conditions, institutions and ideological forces have been profoundly gendered throughout twentieth century Mexico. Rather than concentrating exclusively on the role of transnational capital and state in advancing globalisation, Healy uncovers the limits and possibilities of working class men and women in transforming the conditions of crisis in which they live.
UPDATED TO AUGUST 2016 This book is exactly what it says it is; a really basic introduction to UK capital gains tax. No previous knowledge of the tax system is needed as the book explains all terms in full and does not try to impress with complex terminology. This book will give you a good understanding of capital gains tax and how it works with the assistance of practical examples. It will help you understand your own personal tax affairs. It will also help you if you are undertaking any course of study where knowledge of capital gains tax is required, such as law, accounting, business, management or finance. The narrative is clear, concise and accessible, and can be read from start to finish in several sittings to give a good, basic appreciation of the subject. The book includes an explanation of what is meant by "capital" in this context, and looks at how to calculate the tax, sales of part of an asset, chattels, shares, common tax reliefs, losses and, briefly, the position of companies. The "Really Basic Introductions" series includes the following titles: - A Really Basic Introduction to Value Added Tax - A Really Basic Introduction to English Law and the English Legal System - A Really Basic Introduction to English Contract Law - A Really Basic Introduction to Company Law - A Really Basic Introduction to Income Tax - A Really Basic Introduction to Capital Gains Tax The above titles are all available in Kindle format.
This book provides a comprehensive guide to all three volumes of Karl Marx’s ‘Capital’, with advice on further reading and points for further discussion. Recognizing the contemporary relevance of ‘Capital’ in the midst of the current financial crisis, Kenneth Smith has produced an essential guide to Marx’s ideas, particularly on the subject of the circulation of money-capital. This guide uniquely presents the three volumes of ‘Capital’ in a different order of reading to that in which they were published, placing them instead in the order that Marx himself sometimes recommended as a more user-friendly way of reading. Dr Smith also argues that for most of the twentieth century, the full development of the capitalist mode of production (CMP) has been undermined by the existence of a non-capitalist ‘third world’, which has caused the CMP to take on the form of what Marx called a highly developed mercantile system, rather than one characterized by an uninterrupted circuit of industrial capital of the kind he expected would develop. While the guide can be read as a book in its own right, it also contains detailed references to Volumes I–III so that students, seminars and discussion groups can easily make connections between Smith’s explanations and the relevant parts of ‘Capital’.
This is the second book in the pioneering investigation of adult develop- ment by Robert A. Nemiroff and Calvin A. Colarusso. The first, Adult Development: A New Dimension in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice, ar- rived to critical acclaim in 1981. It presented a psychodynamic theory of development during the second half of life and a model of normal adult functioning. This book is the logical sequel, expanding and elaborating the original formulations and applying them to the clinical practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Nemiroff and Colarusso demonstrate that these are appropriate techniques for patients in the second half of life, regardless of age. They lay to rest many stereotypes and myths that have long interfered with the dynamic treatment of older patients, and they propose exciting new conceptualizations such as that of adult develop- mental arrests. The genetic approach reaches beyond childhood and adolescence and takes on important new meaning by incorporating an adult developmental past that influences both psychopathology and transference. The relationship between theory and therapy is richly demonstrated in the clinical presentations, including ten detailed case histories of pa- tients between the ages of 40 and BO. These and other clinical discussions provide ample evidence that a psychodynamic approach that is based on a sound adult developmental psychology can be extraordinarily effective. They also demonstrate both the similarities and differences in working with older versus younger patients. This work is a major contribution in a long-neglected dimension of clinical psychiatry. SHERWYN M.