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The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View
  • E. Wood
  • Political Science
  • 1 July 2002
In this work, 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. Rather, itExpand
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Empire of Capital
In this era of globalization, we hear a great deal about a new imperialism and its chief enforcer, the United States. Today, with the US promising an endless war against terrorism and promoting aExpand
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Capitalism and the Information Age: The Political Economy of the Global Communication Revolution
From the Publisher: Are the new technologies of the information age reshaping the labor force, transforming communications, changing the potential of democracy, and altering the course of historyExpand
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The retreat from class: A new "true" socialism
A survey of influential trends in contemporary Marxist theory which examines the relationship between class, politics and ideology. The introduction discusses the relevance of the text in aExpand
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Democracy against Capitalism: The separation of the ‘economic’ and the ‘political’ in capitalism
  • E. Wood
  • Political Science
  • 1 March 1995
The original intention of historical materialism was to provide a theoretical foundation for interpreting the world in order to change it. This was not an empty slogan. It had a very precise meaning.Expand
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Democracy against Capitalism: Renewing Historical Materialism
  • E. Wood
  • Political Science
  • 9 March 1995
Introduction Part I. Historical Materialism and the Specificity of Capitalism: 1. The separation of the 'economic' and 'political' in capitalism 2. Rethinking base and superstructure 3. Class asExpand
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Peasant-Citizen and Slave: The Foundations of Athenian Democracy
  • E. Wood
  • Political Science
  • 23 January 1989
The controversial thesis at the center of this study is that, despite the importance of slavery in Athenian society, the most distinctive characteristic of Athenian democracy was the unprecedentedExpand
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The Origin of Capitalism
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The Pristine Culture of Capitalism: A Historical Essay on Old Regimes and Modern States.
Capitalism was born in England, yet the dominant Western conceptions of modernity have come from elsewhere, notably from France, the historical model of 'bourgeois' society. In this lively andExpand
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