In this original and provocative book Ellen Meiksins Wood 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, it is a late and localized product of very specific
historical conditions, which required great transformations in social
relations and in the human interaction with nature. This new edition is
substantially revised and expanded, with extensive new material on
imperialism, anti-Eurocentric history, capitalism and the nation-state,
and the differences between capitalism and non-capitalist commerce.
The author traces links between the origin of capitalism and contemporary conditions such as 'globalization', ecological degradation, and the current agricultural crisis.
The Origin of Capitalism : A Longer View - Ellen Meiksins Wood
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