Take it personally : how globalization affects you and powerful ways to challenge it / Anita Roddick.

by Roddick, Anita, 1942-2007Looking glass.

Publisher: London : Thorsons, 2001.Description: 255 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits ; 21cm.ISBN: 0007128983.Subject(s): GlobalizationLooking glass | International business enterprises -- Social aspectsLooking glass | globalisation | globalisationNote: Includes index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In this work, outspoken business leader Anita Roddick brings together the voices of some of the most prominent authorities on the phenomenon of Globalization, including Susan George, David Korten and Naomi Klein. Full of images, this book gets right to the heart of the issue, exploding the myths that would have us believe Globalization is a force for good. Covering aspects of the subject as diverse as human rights, the environment, international finance, health, the food we eat and trade, the book combines medium-length articles with quotes, case notes and interviews. This book constitutes a call to action, showing how each and every one of us can take on the corporate.

Includes index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Take it Personally (p. 10)
  • 1 Activism
  • Myth and Reality (p. 20)
  • Seattle (p. 22)
  • Welcome to the Net Generation (p. 32)
  • Net Loss (p. 40)
  • Warning: Terrorist Material (p. 46)
  • Why Globalization is Failing (p. 48)
  • Get Active on the Web: Ruckus (p. 52)
  • Take it Personally (p. 56)
  • Resources (p. 58)
  • 2 People
  • Myth and Reality (p. 62)
  • Sweatshops (p. 64)
  • The Race to the Bottom (p. 70)
  • Crime Pays (p. 76)
  • Sex Slave For Sale (p. 78)
  • Children's Rights (p. 82)
  • The Arms Trade and Globalization (p. 84)
  • Get Active on the Web: Global Exchange (p. 88)
  • Take it Personally (p. 90)
  • Resources (p. 92)
  • 3 Development
  • Myth and Reality (p. 96)
  • Fair Trade: The Real Bottom Line (p. 98)
  • Making the Connection (p. 104)
  • Monocultures of the Mind (p. 106)
  • Ladakh: Development as Destruction (p. 112)
  • Rice: The Story of Basmati Rice (p. 116)
  • Mexico (p. 118)
  • Burma (p. 122)
  • Get Active on the Web: WDM (p. 128)
  • Take it Personally (p. 130)
  • Resources (p. 132)
  • 4 Environment
  • Myth and Reality (p. 136)
  • The Power of Eight (p. 140)
  • Playing with Fire (p. 144)
  • Burning off Democracy (p. 146)
  • Three Legs are Better than Two (p. 148)
  • Emission Control? Kyoto vs WTO (p. 150)
  • View from the Canopy (p. 152)
  • Dying for a Drink: Water (p. 156)
  • Trading Away Life (p. 158)
  • Choking on an Invisible Debt (p. 160)
  • Getting the Hormone Treatment (p. 164)
  • Climate Change and Globalization (p. 166)
  • Get Active on the Web: Rainforest Action Network (p. 170)
  • Esso Boycott (p. 172)
  • Take it Personally (p. 174)
  • Resources (p. 176)
  • 5 Money
  • Myth and Reality (p. 180)
  • How a Collective Insanity Has Taken a Grip on the World (p. 184)
  • Ralph Nader: The Professional Citizen (p. 192)
  • Your Money or Your Life (p. 194)
  • Sick Society (p. 202)
  • Spot the Difference: Capitalism and Cancer (p. 206)
  • Rich Pickings (p. 210)
  • Bad Business: The Ten Worst Corporations of 2000 (p. 212)
  • Time as Currency (p. 216)
  • Breaking Down the Iron Triangle (p. 222)
  • This Isn't Your Father's Free Trade (p. 224)
  • GATS (p. 228)
  • The Twelve Commandments of Responsible Business (p. 230)
  • Get Active on the Web: Institute for Local Self Reliance (p. 232)
  • Get Active on the Web: Using your Money to Make a Difference (p. 233)
  • Take it Personally (p. 234)
  • Resources (p. 236)
  • A Buddhist Perspective (p. 238)
  • General Resources (p. 242)
  • Glossary (p. 248)
  • Index (p. 250)
  • Picture Credits (p. 255)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Publishers Weekly Review

Armchair observers of the WTO protests in November 2001 were bombarded by images of activists decrying globalization and its effects: demonstrators waved signs calling for a change in working conditions at sweatshops, in health care for women worldwide and in the environmental impact of toxic waste. Roddick, founder of the Body Shop, brings together essays by activist luminaries to show the interconnections between all these issues and to call for everyone to "take globalization personally." So many discussions of worldwide problems are presented in this volume's pages that the wealth of information is almost staggering. Jerry Mander, program director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology, explains how the computer revolution may not be so beneficial after all; Zac Goldsmith, editor of The Ecologist, details the possible effects of Britain's new Terrorism Act; and Larry Elliott, economics editor of The Guardian, passionately critiques the profit-driven actions of big pharmaceutical companies. Other contributors explore Burmese heroin production, global income disparities, Asian sex-worker horrors and other topics, while each chapter includes a list of additional resources, such as relevant Web sites, magazines and organizations. And the book is gorgeously designed, with powerful photographs in a striking layout. Though much of the information might be familiar to dedicated activists, there is a lot for the globally conscious or globally concerned reader to learn. Part activist treatise, part coffee-table tome, this is a valuable, compelling summary of our planet's ills. Illus. throughout. (Oct. 10) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Anita Roddick has many guises; successful business woman, outspoken political activist, worldwide traveller, grandmother -- she has created a company with attitude which is known around the world for both its products and its principles.