Theory as History: Essays on Modes of Production & Exploitation. Jairus Banaji; Historical Materialism Book Series, Volume 25, Leiden, Brill, xix plus The essays demonstrate the importance of reintegrating theory with history and of bringing history back into historical materialism. Jairus Banaji. BRILL, Theory as History: Essays on Modes of Production and Exploitation. Book · January Jairus Banaji at University of London Content uploaded by Jairus Banaji.
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The essays demonstrate the importance of reintegrating theory with history and of bringing history back into historical materialism.
Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. What would according to you characterize the capitalist mode of production, then? But pre-modern capitalism has been widespread in many parts of the world from China under the Southern Sung to large sectors of the Muslim world, cf. Bart rated it really liked it Dec 04, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Stephen rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Account Options Sign in. And how can a real solidarity be constructed when the mass of wage-earners are so deeply fragmented and divided?
I have also long considered the possibility of conceptualizing a separate mode of production to describe the societies dominated by mercantile capital only, roughly from s in northern Italy etc to or so; perhaps a ‘mercantilist mode of production’ or somesuch. To the individual capitalist it makes no difference whether the worker is free or unfree, works at home or in a factory, and so on. Lists with This Book. The essays collected here straddle four decades of work in both historiography and Marxist theory, combining source-based historical work in a wide range of languages with sophisticated discussion of Marx’s categories.
Charles Post – – Historical Materialism 21 4: What is the contribution of Western Marxism Marcuse, Reich, Sartre to the contemporary challenge of fascism? A Reply to Paul Burkett. David McNally – – Historical Materialism 22 2: Request removal from index. Focusing on Banaji’s specialisms, agricultural history – especially of late antiquity and the early middle ages – as well as historiography, the essays span the entire period of his work at Oxford, SOAS, and as a Platform Left activist in India.
The essays collected here straddle four decades of work in both historiography and Marxist theory, combining source-based historical work in a wide range of languages with sophisticated discussion of Marx’s categories. Furthermore, Banaji seems to reject teleologies as such. Google Books no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.
Key themes include the distinctions that are crucial to restoring complexity to the Want to Read saving…. Thomas rated it really liked it Jun 26, Mar 24, Anthony James rated it it was amazing Shelves: History of Western Philosophy.
That said, this does complicate the development of capitalism quite clearly. The precondition for its own growth as a major political force in the world today lies in the emergence of new working banajl or new layers of the working class that recover some sense of their own collective initiative and power and of what it means to be a class that can aspire to shape society.
Theory As History: Essays on Modes of Production and Exploitation
This is not to dismiss Banaji. The strongest chapters are the ones dealing with conceptions of “free” and “unfree” labor in the modern political economy as well as ones critiquing a lack of theogy in Marxist circles around antiquity and around non-European developmental modes.
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throry To my mind, this is reading Hegelian and German idealist assumptions about what a teleology is back into the entirety of history. Eva rated it it was amazing Jan 30, Themes in Historical Materialism.
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Theory as History – Essays on Modes of Production and Exploitation
Customers who bought banajk item also bought. As I said, he is very good on the state and on state apparatuses and we have a lot to learn from these parts of his work. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. So I see my work as a unified intervention at very different levels, in rather different fields. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Ihsaan rated it it was amazing Oct 03, Another major point, immediately connected with the former, is Banaji’s efforts to establish the prevalence of various forms of wage-labour throughout history, as well as the prevalence of what he considers to be capitalist forms of exploitation in pre-capitalist modes of production.
Islam, the Mediterranean and the Rise of Capitalism Marx inevitably identified capitalism with the modern capitalism that was rapidly developing in his day.