Democracy Against Capitalism: Renewing Historical Materialism

Democracy Against Capitalism: Renewing Historical Materialism

Ellen Meiksins Wood


Historian and political philosopher Ellen Meiksins wooden argues that theories of “postmodern” fragmentation, “difference,” and con-tingency can slightly accommodate the assumption of capitalism, not to mention topic it to critique. during this e-book she units out to resume the serious software of old materialism via redefining its simple innovations and its idea of historical past in unique and resourceful methods, utilizing them to spot the specificity of capitalism as a approach of social kin and political strength. She is going directly to discover the concept that of democracy in either the traditional and smooth international, studying its relation to capitalism, and elevating questions about how democracy may well transcend the boundaries imposed on it.

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