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Origin of Capitalism

Origin of Capitalism - 99 edition

Origin of Capitalism - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9781583670002

ISBN10: 1583670009

Origin of Capitalism by Ellen Meiksins Wood - ISBN 9781583670002
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Published: 1999
International: No
Origin of Capitalism by Ellen Meiksins Wood - ISBN 9781583670002

ISBN13: 9781583670002

ISBN10: 1583670009

Edition: 99

Summary

Challenges most existing accounts of capitalism's origins, arguing that they fail to recognize its distinctive attributes as a social system by making its emergence seem natural and inevitable. Assesses the ideas of classical thinkers ranging from Adam Smith to Max Weber, then explores the great Marxist debates among writers such as Paul Sweezy and Maurice Dobb. Gives an original account of capitalism's agrarian origin, challenging conceptions of modernity and postmodernity, the association of capitalism with cities, the identification of ''capitalist'' with ''bourgeois.''Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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