Empire of Capital [Ellen Meiksins Wood] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Capitalism makes possible a new form of domination by purely. Wood, a professor at York University in Toronto and an orthodox economic determinist, argues that the source of an empire’s wealth drives its military. Empire of Capital has ratings and 6 reviews. Andy said: Another great work by Wood. Part economic history, part contemporary political economy. An im.

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Darren Poynton rated it it was amazing Feb 05, Charles Davis rated it really liked it Oct 21, This historical perspective is useful in that it gives the reader a comparative analysis of different empires, at different times in history. Adorno, Foucault and the Critique of the West. Rather than defining capitalism as a culturally-specific and evolving practice of human agency which necessarily transforms in conjuction with political, economic and cultural changes, Wood rigidly sticks with a less-satisfying transhistorical conceptualisation.

Empire of Capital

To ask other readers questions about Empire of Capitalplease sign up. Wood’s analysis is short and pithy, but the book’s convincingness suffers from a needless repetition of its basic arguments, as well as from Wood’s Marxist tendency to attribute woid with historical agency and a universal, transhistorical logic of operation.


Liz TheoharisThe Reverend Dr. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Wood received a B. The Limits to Capital. About Empire of Capital Capitalism makes possible a new form of domination by purely economic means, argues Ellen Meiksins Wood.

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Books by Ellen Meiksins Wood. Rine Karr rated it really liked it Mar 26, With the United States as the central power of this “new imperialism”, the world is being ordered to se How to define the current order of the world, characterised by competing sovereign states, fast cross-border flows of trade and investments, and the overwhelming military dominance of one nation-state committed to an open-ended warfare without any restrictions in space and time?

Her argument is based on political economy theory, which is rooted in the idea of rational choice scholarship. If you had fllen personal account on the old platform, click here.

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Despite the weaknesses, the book is recommendable, not only for the easy accessibility of its historical narrative, but particularly so for Wood’s forceful grounding of the current war on terror to the US-led project of global economic integration. Ana rated it really liked it Jan 29, Jan 17, Pages. The fact the author states that America is an empire, is a good start. In Praise of Blood.


She then meiksine at oof Spanish empire that was heavily reliant on territorial conquests for extractive rents seeking motives. Wood presents a thought-provoking interpretation of the nature of the contemporary US hegemony in light of a selection of earlier empires from the Arab Muslim Empire to Roman Empire and from Italian city-states to the British Empire, distinguishing the current capitalist imperialism from the earlier forms of imperialism based on direct political and military coercion and the extraction of profit through simple expropriation or trade.

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