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Eurocentrism : modernity, religion, and democracy : a critique of Eurocentrism and culturalism

Author: Samir Amin
Publisher: New York, NY : Monthly Review Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Since its first publication twenty years ago, Eurocentrism has become a classic of radical thought. Written by one of the world's foremost political economists, this original and provocative essay takes on one of the great ""ideological deformations"" of our time: Eurocentrism. Rejecting the dominant Eurocentric view of world history, which narrowly and incorrectly posits a progression from the Greek and Roman  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Amin, Samir.
Eurocentrism.
New York, NY : Monthly Review Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)326466116
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samir Amin
ISBN: 9781583673973 1583673970
OCLC Number: 823170154
Notes: Translation of: L'eurocentrisme.
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)
Contents: Cover; CONTENTS; PREFACE; 1. MODERNITY AND RELIGIOUS INTERPRETATIONS; I. Modernity; II. Modernity and Religious Interpretations; III. Political Islam; 2. CENTRAL AND PERIPHERAL TRIBUTARY CULTURES; I. Introduction; II. The Formation of Tributary Ideology in the Mediterranean Region; III. Tributary Culture in Other Regions of the Pre-Capitalist World; 3. THE CULTURE OF CAPITALISM; I. Introduction; II. The Decline of Metaphysics and the Reinterpretation of Religion; III. The Construction of Eurocentric Culture; IV. Marxism and the Challenge of Actually Existing Capitalism. V. The Culturalist Evasion: Provincialism and FundamentalismVI. For a Truly Universal Culture; 4. TOWARDS A NON-EUROCENTRIC VIEW OF HISTORY AND A NON-EUROCENTRIC SOCIAL THEORY; I. The Tributary Mode of Production: The Universal Form of Advanced Pre-Capitalist Societies; II. European Feudalism: Peripheral Tributary Mode; III. Mercantilism and the Transition to Capitalism: Unequal Development, Key to the Miracle of European Particularity; IV. Eurocentrism and the Debate over Slavery; V. Eurocentrism in the Theory of the Nation; VI. Actually Existing Capitalism and the Globalization of Value. NOTESINDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W.
Other Titles: Eurocentrisme.
Responsibility: Samir Amin ; translated by Russell Moore and James Membrez.

Abstract:

Since its first publication twenty years ago, Eurocentrism has become a classic of radical thought. Written by one of the world's foremost political economists, this original and provocative essay takes on one of the great ""ideological deformations"" of our time: Eurocentrism. Rejecting the dominant Eurocentric view of world history, which narrowly and incorrectly posits a progression from the Greek and Roman classical world to Christian feudalism and the European capitalist system, Amin presents a sweeping reinterpretation that emphasizes the crucial historical role played by the Arab Islami.

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