Democracy Against Capitalism: Renewing Historical by Ellen Meiksins Wood

By Ellen Meiksins Wood

Historian and political philosopher Ellen Meiksins wooden argues that theories of “postmodern” fragmentation, “difference,” and con-tingency can slightly accommodate the belief of capitalism, not to mention topic it to critique. during this e-book she units out to resume the serious application of ancient materialism through redefining its easy techniques and its conception of historical past in unique and creative methods, utilizing them to spot the specificity of capitalism as a method of social kin and political strength. She is going directly to discover the idea that of democracy in either the traditional and smooth global, reading its relation to capitalism, and elevating questions about how democracy may perhaps transcend the bounds imposed on it.

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The ‘books’ were the women’s bodies and, thus, like the Andalusian and Indigenous ‘books’, their bodies were burned alive. Consequences of the four genocides/epistemicides: the formation of globlal epistemic/sexist structures of knowledge and the hope for a future transmodern world The four genocides/epistemicides of the long sixteenth century created racial/patriarchal power and epistemic structures on a world scale entangled with processes of global capitalist accumulation. In the seventeenth century when Descartes wrote ‘I think, therefore I am’ in Amsterdam,14 in the ‘common sense’ of the times, this ‘I’ could neither be an African, nor an Indigenous person, nor a Muslim, nor a Jew, nor a woman (Western or non-Western).

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