The Origin of Capitalism
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By (author) Ellen Meiksins Wood
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Origin of Capitalism by Ellen Meiksins Wood
Book DescriptionCapitalism was born in England, yet the dominant Western conceptions of modernity come from elsewhere, notably from France, the historical model of 'bourgeois' society. In this lively and wide-ranging book, Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that what is supposed to have epitomized bourgeois modernity, especially the emergence of a 'modern' state and political culture in continental Europe, signalled the persistence of precapitalist social property relations. Conversely, the absence of a 'modern' state and political discourse in England testified to the presence of a well-developed capitalism. The fundamental flaws in the British economy are not just the symptoms of arrested development but the contradictions of the capitalist system itself. Britain today, Wood maintains, is the most thoroughly capitalist culture in Europe. Weaving together economic and political history with the history of ideas, Wood ranges across a broad spectrum of current debates, from the 'Nairn-Anderson these' to the contributions of J.C.D. Clark and Alan Macfarlane, and over a wide variety of topics: the development of British capitalism and French absolutism; the state, the nation and their symbolic representations; revolution and tradition; the cultural patterns of English speech; urbanism, ruralism and the landscape garden; ideas of sovereignty, democracy, property and progress. This book will be as interesting and provocative to observers of contemporary capitalism as to historians of early modern Europe or Western political thought.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859843925
(197mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Verso Books
Publisher: Verso Books
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ellen Meiksins Wood
Democracy Against Capitalism, Paperback (January 2016)
A magnificent recasting of historical materialism which highlights capitalism's intrinsically antagonistic relationship to democracy
Peasant-Citizen and Slave, Paperback (October 2015)
Putting the peasant-citizen at the heart of ancient Athenian society
Pristine Culture of Capitalism, Paperback (October 2015)
Why Britain was capitalist but not bourgeois
Ellen Meiksins Wood Reader, Paperback (August 2013)» View all books by Ellen Meiksins Wood
Covering Wood's scholarship in various fields, this reader serves as an introduction to one of the most important contemporary Marxists.
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Author Biography - Ellen Meiksins Wood
Ellen Meiksins Wood is Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto. Among her books are: Peasant-Citizen and Slave: The Foundations of Athenian Democracy and The Retreat from Class, winner of the Isaac Deutscher Memorial Prize in 1986.
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