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In this original and provocative book Ellen Meiksins Wood reminds us that capitalism is not a natural and inevitable consequence of human nature, nor is it simply an extension of age-old practices of trade and commerce. Rather, it is a late and localized product of very specific historical conditions, which required great transformations in social relations and in the human interaction with nature.

This new edition is substantially revised and expanded, with extensive new material on imperialism, anti-Eurocentric history, capitalism and the nation-state, and the differences between capitalism and non-capitalist commerce. The author traces links between the origin of capitalism and contemporary conditions such as 'globalization', ecological degradation, and the current agricultural crisis.

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The author reminds us that capitalism is not a natural and inevitable consequence of human nature, nor is it simply an extension of age-old practices of trade and commerce.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-131) and index.

About the Author

Ellen Meiksins Wood, for many years Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto, is the author of a number of books, including Democracy Against Capitalism and, with Verso, The Pristine Culture of Capitalism, The Origin of Capitalism, Peasant-Citizen and Slave, Empire of Capital, Citizens to Lords, and Liberty & Property.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781859843925
Author:
Wood, Ellen Meiksins
Publisher:
Verso
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Capitalism
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
New ed..
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series Volume:
78
Publication Date:
20020617
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
7.50x5.44x.69 in. .55 lbs.

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