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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I appreciated it and what I learned from it, but not enough to make it a strong recommendation. Pat Sand rated it it was amazing Feb 14, Samir Amin was born in Egypt in and received his Ph.

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Nevertheless, his book Global History: I realize that engaging with this thinking is what I was looking for when I entered the graduate philosophy program at University of Michigan.

It took my work with the Boggs Center and other Detroit movements to see what is at stake for us in the history of ideas. This second edition contains a new introduction and concluding chapter, both of which make the author’s arguments even more compelling. Yet the conclusion of the book as a whole is just a page saying that worldwide value is the key to everything. Chinese labour in the global economy.

What do they wear? This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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.

Throughout the work, Amin addressesa broad set of concerns, ranging from the ideological nature of scholastic metaphysics to the meanings and shortcomingsof contemporary Islamic fundamentalism. Return to Book Page. I read Amin’s Book; very useful notes. Most of my classmates dismissed this book as Marxist trash.


Alex FC rated it it was amazing Dec 16, How do we make the decisions that affect our lives? In his analysis of the period between BC and AD, he outlines that Europe was little more than a barbarous and backward periphery lacking behind major tributary systems such as India, China and the Islamic Orient and their scientific, intellectual and general civilizational eurocenteism.

Prem rated it really liked it Aug 03, Provincialism and Fundamentalism VI.

Trade unions and global restructuring: Samir Amin, Global History and the critique of Eurocentrism

No trivia or quizzes yet. Review – “Eurocentrism” by Samir Amin by William Copeland The purpose of this series is to share some foundational political thoughts with my wider circle.

Nevine rated it it was amazing Feb 17, Eurocentrism Samir Amin Limited preview – Trade Unions and Free Trade project. I was very interested in the notion that the West has appropriated the culture of Greece into its canon when Greece is geographically and culturally much closer to the East. Amin convincingly explains that Eurocentrism, thus understood, is an ideological distortion, an incredible mythology, and an historical and moral travesty.

Mercantilism and the Transition to Capitalism: Cape Town et al: He boldly claims that these nations are held in states of underdevelopment to generate the economic success of the center Europe, North America, Japan.

Paperback, pages ISBN Aug 16, Ariel rated it it was amazing. Andrew rated it it was ok Sep 09, January Number of Pages: The purpose of this series is to share some foundational political thoughts with aminn wider circle.

Since its first publication twenty years ago, Eurocentrism has become a classic of radical thought. Monthly Review Press- History – pages. Rejecting the dominant Eurocentric view of world history, which narrowly and incorrectly posits a progression from the Greek and Roman classical world to Christian feudalism and the European capitalist system, Amin presents a sweeping reinterpretation that emphasizes the crucial historical role played by the Arab Islamic world.


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I hope that this encourages comrades to read these important texts or, at the least, to intentionally consider the questions these pieces raise. Refresh and ekrocentrism again. Sara-Maria Sorentino rated it really liked it May 23, Rowland rated it it was amazing Sep 11, Globalisation, labour and the manufacturing of ins A View from the South Pambazuka Press, makes clear that Samir Amin has adopted independent positions on eurocentrizm number of key issues, which differentiate him from the others and provide the basis for an important criticism of Eurocentrism.

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Dan rated it really liked it Jul 02, From inside the book. Does your work combine culture, politics, and economics? Central and Peripheral Tributary.

Eurocentrism is the metaphysis of globalized capitalism. 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. Written by one of the world’s foremost political economists, this original and provocative essay takes on one of the great “ideological deformations” of our time: Again though, it wasn’t clear in what ways he thought religion relates to Eurocentrism etc – eurocentrusm he talks about is very interesting on its own but it doesn’t mesh together well.

Eurocentrism raises a number of valuable questions about the past, present and future that will help us take a long view and confront globalized capitalism imperialism head on. References to this book A Fundamental Fear: Thanks for telling us about the problem.