Democracy against Capitalism by Ellen Meiksins Wood
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Democracy against Capitalism
By Ellen Meiksins Wood

Democracy against Capitalism

Renewing Historical Materialism

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Democracy against Capitalism by Ellen Meiksins Wood

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Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that with the collapse of Communism the theoretical project of Marxism and its critique of capitalism is more timely and important than ever. Current intellectual fashions of the left which emphasise 'post-modern' fragmentation, 'difference', contingency and the 'politics of identity' can barely accommodate the idea of capitalism, let alone subject the capitalist system to critique. In this book she sets out to renew the critical programme of historical materialism by redefining its basic concepts and its theory of history in original and imaginative ways, using them to identify the specificity of capitalism as a system of social relations and political power. She goes on to explore the concept of democracy in both the ancient and modern world, examining the concept's relation to capitalism, and raising questions about how democracy might go beyond the limits imposed on it by capitalism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521476829
ISBN-10: 0521476828
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 316
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-Mar-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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