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Democracy against capitalism : renewing historical materialims

Author: Ellen Meiksins Wood
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed., reprView all editions and formats

Marxism this book argues, is still the most effective way of understanding capitalism. Ellen Meiksins Wood reformulates the Marxist theory of history while exploring the historical particularity of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: estudios y conferencias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Meiksins Wood
ISBN: 052147096X 9780521470964 0521476828 9780521476829
OCLC Number: 432012959
Description: XII, 300 p. 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; Part I. Historical Materialism and the Specificity of Capitalism: 1. The separation of the 'economic' and 'political' in capitalism; 2. Rethinking base and superstructure; 3. Class as process and relationship; 4. History or technological determinism?; 5. History or teleology? Marx v. Weber; Part II. Democracy against Capitalism: 6. Labour and democracy, ancient and modern; 7. The demos v. 'we, the people': from ancient to modern conceptions of citizenship; 8. Civil society and the politics of identity; 9. Capitalism and human emancipation: race, gender and democracy; Conclusion.
Responsibility: Ellen Meiksins Wood.


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