Since its first publication twenty years ago, Eurocentrism has become a classic of radical thought. Written by one of the world’s foremost political economists, this. For Samir Amin, Eurocentrism is the ideological construct that emerged with the birth of capitalism sometime around the Renaissance. It is still being propagated . Eurocentrism has ratings and 9 reviews. Karlo Mikhail said: Great overview of basic issues surrounding a Marxist critique of Eurocentrism. Now to go.

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While essentially thoughtful and analytical, this study is quite rightly informed with outrage against European arrogance and with sympathy for the non-European victims on the periphery of the present system. Lists with This Book. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Eurocentrism: Modernity, Religion, and Democracy: A Critique of Eurocentrism and Culturalism

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Trade unions as transnational actors project. Near the end, he starts talking about global value which is a fascinating and important topic but he says it’s not relevant here and doesn’t go into it.


The Tributary Mode of Production: For example, I don’t really have a clear definition of his idea of Eurocentrism. What do they wear?

Eurocentrism by Samir Amin

Dec 16, Leonardo marked it as to-keep-ref. A View from the South. Eurocentrism is the metaphysis of globalized capitalism. This second edition contains a new introduction and concluding chapter, both of which make the author’s arguments even more compelling. Does your work combine culture, politics, and economics?

Provincialism and Fundamentalism VI. I feel some of it mig Kind of a mixed bag.

Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage: Tributary Culture in Other Regions of. Rusty rated it liked it Oct 27, My intuition was to leave academia and move closer to the periphery. Preview — Eurocentrism by Samir Amin. Sep 25, Karlo Mikhail rated it really liked it Shelves: Ultimately, this implies that China too could have led the transition to capitalism.

Amin points out that the metaphysics, culture, and philosophy must go side by side with the economics.


Yet the conclusion of the book as a whole is just a page saying that worldwide value is the key to everything. Return to Book Page. Great Political Texts 1: I appreciated it and what I learned from it, but not enough to make it a strong recommendation.

Monthly Review Press- History – amn. References to this book A Fundamental Fear: Eurocentrism in the Theory of the Nation VI. How do we make the decisions that affect our lives? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Sirius Black rated it really liked it Apr 19, Account Options Sign in. Refresh and try again. Aug 16, Ariel rated it it was amazing. Alex FC rated it it was amazing Dec 16,