Author : Al Norman
ISBN : 978-81-920957-9-0
280 pages | Paperback
About the Book
India has a long tradition of living in harmony with earth. Today more than fifty percent of our population survives on human-scale-businesses. However in the name of economic reforms we are inviting Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Metro, Carrefour and Tesco - to help us generate employment, to uproot our communities and to pollute our environment. We are projecting employment as something like “jaadu ki chhadi” (magic wand). And for this education and FDI has taken up the lead role.
Is there a way out? Yes, surely but not if we are only thinking around money. If we think that money is cure for the entire present day problems, then we need such monsters not only one but many. However, if we are ready to think beyond money and where our free time, our environment, our culture, our tradition, our love for the place where we live, respect for elders, humanscale-businesses, our health and after all our family and community comes first then we don't need these giants (even not Indian) who survive at the cost of our family and community.
"Slam Dunking Wal-Mart'' is in your hand. Through this book you can see inside US? You can see what happened to their family and community life? And you can see how various communities are fighting to reclaim it back? Do we still need these giants are up to you?
Contents : Indian Publisher's Note. Introduction: Greenfield Slam-Dunks WalMart 1. Wal-to-Wal Wal-Marts 2. The Case Against Retail Sprawl 3. Busting Some Myths 4. How Wal-Mart Creeps into Town 5. The Top Banana 6. Letters From Home 7. When the Fat Company Sings 8. How to Slam-Dunk Sprawl-Mart 9. Creating A No-Sprawl Zone 10. Buster's Megastore Diet 11. You Don't Need A Shotgun 12. Confessions of a Sprawl-Buster. FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions. Appendix : Strategy Check List. Economic Field Reports: Dust To Dust. Hometowns, Not Home Depot. Sprawl-Busters Toolbox. Victorious Secret.
Al Norman is the founder of Sprawl-Busters, a noted anti-sprawl activism organization. He is author of many books about grassroots activism fighting retail development. Forbes Magazine called Al Norman as "Wal-Mart's #1 enemy."