Their Impact On Third World Societies And Cultures
This book represents the first attempt to conceptualize the social and cultural impact of transnational enterprises on host nations and to provide empirical and analytical material on the subject. Well-known social scientists focus on three critical areas: social inequalities, knowledge systems, and lifestyles and values. Collectively, they advance
Table of Contents
Social and Cultural Impact of Transnational Enterprises: An Overview -- Impact on Social Classes and Inequality -- Transnational Capitalism and National Disintegration in Latin America -- A Class Analysis of Multinational Corporate Expansion -- Women Workers in Multinational Corporations: The Case of the Electronics Industry in Malaysia and Singapore -- The Multinational Corporations and Inequality of Development -- Impact on Knowledge Systems -- The Impact of Transnational Book Publishing on Knowledge in Less-Developed Countries -- The Information Bedazzlement of Latin America -- The Impact of Transnational Corporations on Educational Processes and Cultural Change: An African Perspective -- The Role of Multinationals in Vocational Training -- Impact on Consumption Patterns and Values -- Breast-Feeding: The Role of Multinational Corporations in Latin America -- Sociocultural Investments and the International Political Economy of North-South Relations: The Role of Transnational Enterprises -- Cultural and Ideological Dependence: Building a Theoretical Framework
Krishna Kumar is a staff member of the East-West Center, Honolulu, where he coordinates a program of study and research on transnational interactions.