The Pristine Culture of Capitalism: A Historical Essay on Old Regimes and Modern States
Verso, 17 thg 12, 1991 - 200 trang
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.
Weaving together economic and political history with the history of ideas, Wood ranges across a broad spectrum of current debates, from the “Nairn–Anderson theses” to the contribution of J.C.D. Clark and Alan Macfarlane, and over a wide variety of topics: the development of British capitalism and French absolutism; the state, the nation and their symbolic representations; revolution and tradition; the cultural patterns of English speech, urbanism, ruralism and the landscape garden; ideas of sovereignty, democracy, property and progress.
This book will be as interesting and provocative to observers of contemporary capitalism as to historians of early modern Europe or Western political thought.
Nội dung mọi người đang nói đến - Viết bài đánh giá
Chúng tôi không t́m thấy bài đánh giá nào ở các vị trí thông thường.
The Bourgeois Paradigm Marxism and
The Modern State
The Missing Idea of Sovereignty
Popular Sovereignty Democracy and Revolution
Components of a Capitalist Culture
A National Economy
Ấn bản in khác - Xem tất cả
The Pristine Culture of Capitalism: A Historical Essay on Old Regimes and ...
Ellen Meiksins Wood
Xem một số câu liên quan - 1991
absolutist agrarian agricultural ancien régime Anderson appropriation argument aristocracy bourgeois bourgeoisie Britain British capitalism capitalist centralization century civil society claims Clark classical common common law competitive complete conception consent constituted continuity contrast corporate Crown culture decline democracy democratic direct distinctive doctrines dominant early economic effect emerged England English especially Europe European example existed explanation fact feudal forces France French idea ideology improvement individual industrial interest Italy jurisdiction kind labour land least less Locke logic London lords major Marxist means modern monarchy natural never Origins Parliament particular perhaps political popular present principles privilege production progress property relations question radical relations remained represented Revolution revolutionary rise rooted royal ruling class seems simply social society sovereignty specific structure suggests theory things thought tion tradition transformation United urban
Tất cả kết quả T́m kiếm Sách »
English People: The Experience of Teaching and Learning English in British ...
Colin H. Evans
Xem một số câu liên quan - 1993