Home > Topics > Craft, Community, and the Cost of Global Capitalism

Craft, Community, and the Cost of Global Capitalism

In a world awash in mass-produced goods, hand-crafted articles seem destined to vanish from our lives, except perhaps as luxuries, curiosities, or hobbies. As handicraft industries succumb to urbanization and globalization, communities succumb as well. This series examines a vanishing way of life from a variety of angles; explores the implications of its disappearance for society, culture, and the environment; and raises serious questions about the costs of global capitalism.

Japan's Culture of Silence

Japan's Culture of Silence

Mayuzumi, Madoka

read more

Waves of Despair, Tides of Hope

Waves of Despair, Tides of Hope

Hatakeyama, Shigeatsu

read more