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Origin of Capitalism : A Longer View

Origin of Capitalism : A Longer View - rev edition

Origin of Capitalism : A Longer View - rev edition

ISBN13: 9781859843925

ISBN10: 1859843921

Origin of Capitalism : A Longer View by Ellen Meiksins Wood - ISBN 9781859843925
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Verso Book
Published: 2002
International: No
Origin of Capitalism : A Longer View by Ellen Meiksins Wood - ISBN 9781859843925

ISBN13: 9781859843925

ISBN10: 1859843921

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 02

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Summary

In this original and provocative book Ellen Meiksins Wood reminds us that capitalism is not a natural and inevitable consequence of human nature, nor is it simply an extension of age-old practices of trade and commerce. Rather, it is a late and localized product of very specific historical conditions, which required great transformations in social relations and in the human interaction with nature." This new edition has been substantially revised and expanded, with several new chapters. It contains extensive new material, especially on imperialism, anti-Eurocentric history, capitalism and the nation-state and the differences between capitalism and non-capitalist commerce. Wood also traces links between the origin of capitalism and contemporary conditions such as 'globalization,' ecological degradation and the current agricultural crisis.

Author Bio

Wood, Ellen Meiksins :

Ellen Meiksins Wood is co-editor of Monthly Review; author of many books, including The Pristine Culture of Capitalism (1991) and Democracy Against Capitalism (1995); and co-editor of In Defense of History (1995).