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Democracy against capitalism : renewing historical materialism, Ellen Meiksins Wood, (electronic resource)

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Democracy against capitalism : renewing historical materialism
Title
Democracy against capitalism
Title remainder
renewing historical materialism
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Meiksins Wood
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that with the collapse of Communism the theoretical project of Marxism and its critique of capitalism is more timely and important than ever. Current intellectual fashions of the left which emphasise 'post-modern' fragmentation, 'difference', contingency and the 'politics of identity' can barely accommodate the idea of capitalism, let alone subject the capitalist system to critique. In this book she sets out to renew the critical programme of historical materialism by redefining its basic concepts and its theory of history in original and imaginative ways, using them to identify the specificity of capitalism as a system of social relations and political power. She goes on to explore the concept of democracy in both the ancient and modern world, examining the concept's relation to capitalism, and raising questions about how democracy might go beyond the limits imposed on it by capitalism. --
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Wood, Ellen Meiksins
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Marxian economics
  • Capitalism
  • Democracy
  • Historical materialism
Label
Democracy against capitalism : renewing historical materialism, Ellen Meiksins Wood, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511558344
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Historical Materialism and the Specificity of Capitalism. 1. The separation of the 'economic' and the 'political' in capitalism. 2. Rethinking base and superstructure. 3. Class as process and relationship. 4. History or technological determinism? 5. History or teleology? Marx versus Weber -- II. Democracy Against Capitalism. 6. Labour and democracy, ancient and modern. 7. The demos versus 'we, the people': from ancient to modern conceptions of citizenship. 8. Civil society and the politics of identity. 9. Capitalism and human emancipation: race, gender and democracy
Control code
CR9780511558344
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 300 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521476829
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726827117
Label
Democracy against capitalism : renewing historical materialism, Ellen Meiksins Wood, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511558344
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Historical Materialism and the Specificity of Capitalism. 1. The separation of the 'economic' and the 'political' in capitalism. 2. Rethinking base and superstructure. 3. Class as process and relationship. 4. History or technological determinism? 5. History or teleology? Marx versus Weber -- II. Democracy Against Capitalism. 6. Labour and democracy, ancient and modern. 7. The demos versus 'we, the people': from ancient to modern conceptions of citizenship. 8. Civil society and the politics of identity. 9. Capitalism and human emancipation: race, gender and democracy
Control code
CR9780511558344
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 300 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521476829
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726827117

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