Intro to cultural anthro f 2011 owen globalization p

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Intro to Cultural Anthro F 2011 / Owen: Globalization p. 6 - employing and often exploiting laborers - to industrial capitalism: using wealth to mechanize factories to produce even more - making so many goods at such a high initial investment cost that capitalists must find ways to motivate people to buy them - So there has been a historical process of the development of capitalism - which was a cultural process in the sense of constructing the roles and rules of consumers, laborers, and capitalists - it was also a cultural process in which ever more people incorporated these constructs into their own cultures and begin living by them - and this growth of capitalism, - which is driven to endlessly expand its production and consumption in order to pay interest on loans - eventually expands to a point that we call globalization - once the whole globe is completely involved, can capitalism continue to grow? - can we keep producing and consuming more and more forever without any new resources to use or new consumers to sell to? - or are there limits at some point…?
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