Empire of Capital [Ellen Meiksins Wood] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Capitalism makes possible a new form of domination by purely. 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. Empire of Capital has ratings and 6 reviews. Andy said: Another great work by Wood. Part economic history, part contemporary political economy. An im.
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EMPIRE OF CAPITAL
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The Limits to Capital. A worthwhile study for leftist academics, Wood’s book is not written to appeal to a broader audience.
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.
Empire of Capital
meikslns Darren Poynton rated it it was amazing Feb 05, She distinguishes between the Roman “empire of property,” a land-based system that stimulated unending territorial conquest; the Arab, Venetian and Dutch “empires of commerce,” dedicated to the protection of trade routes and market dominance; and the British “empire of capital,” marked by the imposition of market imperatives on conquered territories.
Please try again later. 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. Ellen Wood’s study of the new imperialism represents the latest instance of her broader project of reconstituting a non-deterministic form of Marxism which is able both to explain the historical specificity of capitalism and to inform socialist political activity.
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Abstract Ellen Wood’s study of the new imperialism represents the latest instance of her broader project of reconstituting a non-deterministic form of Marxism which is able both to explain the historical specificity of capitalism and to inform socialist political activity. Kalle Vaarala rated it really liked it Dec eolen, Wood does a great job of exposing the acquisitive nature of capitalist imperialism.
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Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Another great work by Wood. Gone are the days when an empire was built through land conquests, modern empires are structured around markets and industry. Will rated it really liked it Apr 19, Jul 27, Iain McNab added it. wlod
Books of the Week. Refresh and emppire again. The fact the author states that America is an empire, is a good start. In Praise of Blood.
Trivia About Empire of Capital. Wood received a B. She now resides in England. Terms and Conditions Privacy Statement. Litro rated it really liked it Dec 30, The book culminates with a study of what Wood describes as the “new imperialism we call globalization.
Empire of Capital by Ellen Meiksins Wood
Wood presents a thought-provoking interpretation of the nature of the contemporary US hegemony in light of a selection of earlier empires from the Arab Muslim Empire to Roman Empire and from 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.
She then looks at the Spanish empire that was heavily reliant on territorial conquests for extractive rents seeking motives.
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. Sign in to annotate.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Concise, readable and persuasive analysis tracing the evolution of imperalist projects through pre- and early capitalist forms through to today’s globalised ‘Empire of Capital’ sustained, she argues, by the US-led permanent ‘state of war’ without limit in space and time. Also by Ellen Meiksins Wood. Ana rated it really liked it Jan 29, Teroluoma rated it really liked it Jul 24, After outlining the main themes of Wood’s ‘political-Marxist’ project, I move on to overview the thesis of her book Empire of Capital before finally pointing to the main themes of the ensuing debate.
She discusses how their empires were structured around military conquest. Books by Ellen Meiksins Wood. Great book on global capitalism that compares the connections between capitalism and modern empires. The Day After the Revolution. Sep 29, Markus rated it liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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