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Wood, a professor at York University in Toronto and an orthodox economic determinist, argues that the source of an empire’s wealth drives its military, administrative and ideological practices. Empire of Capital by Ellen Meiksins Wood. Francesca rated it it was amazing Mar 16, Inspired by Your Browsing History.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. She then looks at the Spanish empire that was heavily reliant on territorial conquests for extractive rents seeking motives. Rine Karr rated it really liked it Mar 26, The Limits to Capital. See all books by Ellen Meiksins Wood. John rated it really liked it Feb 13, From toWood was an editor, along with Harry Magdoff and Paul Sweezy, of Monthly Review, the independent socialist magazine.
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Readers who make it past the musty jargon of academic Marxism that announces itself in the introduction will proceed to a thought-provoking genealogy of empires throughout history. Ana rated it really liked it Jan 29, Especially think she makes a great argument about the continuing importance of nation states as a response to those who say they are less important. Capitalism makes possible a new form of domination by purely economic means, argues Ellen Meiksins Wood. Great book on global capitalism that compares the connections between capitalism and modern empires.
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Empire of Capital
Diogo Eduardo rated it liked it Dec 06, Published January 17th by Verso first published In laying out her argument, the author starts with an analysis of Athens, Rome and China.
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Andrew Liu rated it really liked it Dec 06, To the propertyless class, this means selling their labour power in the markets. The Best Books of Nov 17, Paul rated it it was amazing. The book culminates with a study of what Wood describes as the “new imperialism we call globalization.
Cracking the AP U. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Slavoj Zizek and V. This historical perspective is useful in that it gives the reader a comparative analysis of different empires, at different times in history. We Were Eight Years in Power. Return to Book Page. Sep 29, Markus rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving….
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Wood presents a thought-provoking interpretation of the nature of the contemporary US hegemony in light cxpital a selection of earlier empires from the Arab Muslim Empire to Roman Empire and meikins Italian city-states to the British Empire, distinguishing the current capitalist imperialism from the earlier forms of imperialism based on direct political and military coercion and the extraction of profit through simple expropriation or trade.
This essay seeks to locate her analysis of imperialism both in the wider political context within which it was written and as an example of the fecundity of her re-interpretation of historical materialism. About Ellen Meiksins Wood. Lists with This Book. Login with your Institution. Open Preview See a Problem?
Gone are the days when an empire was built through land conquests, modern empires are structured around markets and industry.