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The Pristine Culture of Capitalism free pdf 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 and wide-ranging book, Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that what is supposed to have epitomized bourgeois modernity, especially the emergence of a "modern" state and political culture in Continental Europe, signalled the persistence of precapitalist social property relations. Conversely, the absence of a "modern" state and political discourse in England testified to the presence of a well-developed capitalism. The fundamental flaws in the British economy are not just the symptoms of arrested development but the contradictions of the capitalist system itself. Britain today, Wood maintains, is the most thoroughly capitalist culture in Europe. This book is as interesting and provocative to observers of contemporary capitalism as to historians of early modern Europe or Western political thought.

About Ellen Meiksins Wood

Ellen Meiksins Wood, for many years Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto, is the author of many books, including Democracy Against Capitalism and, with Verso, The Pristine Culture of Capitalism, The Origin of Capitalism, Peasant-Citizen and Slave, Citizens to Lords, Empire of Capital and Liberty and Property.

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Author : Ellen Meiksins Wood
Publisher : Verso Books
Data Published : 23 October 2015
ISBN : 1784781037
EAN : 9781784781033
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 212 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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