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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Rine Karr rated it really liked it Mar 26, Wood served on the editorial committee of the British journal New Left Review between and With the United States as the central power of this “new imperialism”, the world is being ordered to serve the needs of capital.
Cracking the AP U. In Empire of Capital, Ellen Meiskins Wood writes a thoroughly researched and well-argued case about a new form of empire that is based in capitalist theory. She was raised in the United States and Europe. Access content through your institution.
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Blood of the Liberals. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Rather than defining capitalism as a culturally-specific and evolving practice of human agency which necessarily capihal in conjuction with political, economic and cultural changes, Wood rigidly sticks with a less-satisfying transhistorical conceptualisation. Wood believes that the inevitable end of a system of universal capitalism is a system of universal war, which is how she sees the new doctrine put forth by the Bush administration in the name of fighting terrorism.
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Allison rated it really liked it Jan 27, To the propertyless class, this means elpen their labour power in the markets. Have an Access Token? Capitalism makes possible a new form of domination by purely economic means, argues Ellen Meiksins Wood.
Adorno, Foucault and the Critique of the West. Yet, she acknowledges the complex relationship that nation states play as a coercive arm that enforces property rights through capitalism.
Want to Read saving…. Gone are the days when an empire was built cxpital land conquests, modern empires are structured around markets and industry. Trivia About Empire of Capital. This historical perspective is useful in that it gives the reader a comparative analysis of different empires, at different times in history.
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. How Europe Underdeveloped Africa.
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Looking for More Great Reads? See all books by Ellen Meiksins Wood. Francesca rated it it was amazing Mar 16, Ana rated it really liked it Jan 29, 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.
This historical perspective is useful in that it gives the reader a comparative analysis of different empires, at different times in his In Empire of Capital, Ellen Meiskins Wood writes a thoroughly researched and well-argued case about a new form of empire that is based in capitalist theory.
So, surely, even the most seasoned White House hawk would prefer to exercise global hegemony in this way, without costly colonial entanglements.
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Refresh and try again. A worthwhile study for leftist academics, Wood’s book is not written to appeal to a broader audience.
EMPIRE OF CAPITAL
Great book on global capitalism that compares the connections between capitalism and modern empires. Wood does a great job of exposing the acquisitive nature of capitalist imperialism. The connections she draws between economic and imperial systems are intriguing but incomplete explanations of geopolitical dynamics.