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By Ellen Meiksins Wood

ISBN-10: 1786630176

ISBN-13: 9781786630179

Historian and political philosopher Ellen Meiksins wooden argues that theories of “postmodern” fragmentation, “difference,” and con-tingency can slightly accommodate the assumption of capitalism, not to mention topic it to critique. during this booklet she units out to resume the severe software of ancient materialism by means of redefining its easy innovations and its concept of background in unique and resourceful methods, utilizing them to spot the specificity of capitalism as a procedure of social kin and political energy. She is going directly to discover the idea that of democracy in either the traditional and sleek global, reading its relation to capitalism, and elevating questions on how democracy may possibly transcend the boundaries imposed on it.

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