Historian and political thinker Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that theories of “postmodern” fragmentation, “difference,” and con-tingency can barely accommodate the idea of capitalism, let alone subject it to critique. 215–240. With Robert Brenner, Ellen Meiksins Wood articulated the foundations of Political Marxism, a strand of Marxist theory that places history at the centre of its analysis. Founded in 1963, Canadian Dimension is a forum for debate on important issues facing the Canadian Left today, and a source for analysis of national and regional politics, labour, economics, world affairs and art. Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that, with the collapse of Com-munism, the theoretical project of Marxism and its critique of capitalism is more timely and important than ever. The duo co-taught an interdisciplinary graduate seminar, The Theory and Practice of the State in Historical Perspective, a social history of political thought that ranged over much of human history. The market was a coercive institution that dominated both workers and capitalists, argued Prof. Meiksins Wood, and as long as production derived from market competition, class antagonism would persist. Robinson, William 2007-01-01 00:00:00 Th e Pitfalls of Realist Analysis of Global Capitalism: A Critique of Ellen Meiksins Wood’s Empire of Capital William I. Robinson Sociology, Global and International Studies, Latin American and Iberian Studies, University of California-Santa Barbara wirobins@soc.uscb.edu Abstract Th e dynamics of the emerging transnational stage in world … [3] It provoked a turn away from structuralisms and teleology towards historical specificity as contested process and lived praxis. Der Vortrag wird konsekutiv übersetzt. Gregory held a PhD in political science and worked as a United Nations interpreter. "Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that, with the collapse of Communism, the theoretical project of Marxism and its critique of capitalism are more timely and important than ever. MacPherson: Liberalism, And The Task Of Socialist Political Theory", The Socialist Register, Vol.15 (1978), pp. Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that with the collapse of Communism the theoretical project of Marxism and its critique of capitalism is more timely and important than ever. Ellen Meiksins Wood Back in the mid-1990s, when I was first getting a handle on the academic left, Wood’s articles on postmodernism were very useful to me. Ellen Meiksins Wood (1942-2016) was a leading political theorist and one of the world's most influential historians. Rejecting the notion that capitalism was the inevitable outcome of economic processes that had always existed, she instead zeroed in on capitalism’s historical specificity. Her wide-ranging and original work, covering topics which range from examinations of Athenian democracy to contemporary American imperialism, has, alongside Robert Brenner, inaugurated the 'Political Marxist' approach to history. Bella, who had worked in refugee relief in Europe, became a social worker in New York, and moved to Los Angeles, with Ellen, after she remarried. • "C.B. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/107918.Ellen_Meiksins_Wood Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that with the collapse of Communism the theoretical project of Marxism and its critique of capitalism is more timely and important than ever. email; facebook; twitter; google+; pinterest; whatsapp; Contributions to marx200 . Ellen Meiksins Wood. It was reviewed as an "Outstanding Academic Book" by Michael Perelman. Ellen Meiksins Wood’s review of my book Rethinking Socialism, in her recently published Retreat from Class, and her synthetic remarks on my political views in the concluding chapter are sufficiently well constructed and argued to be plausible, especially to those who have not read my work. Author: William Robinson 1 View More View Less. In light of her death earlier this year, it is fitting to recount just how much she taught us about the specificity of capitalism. This consequentialism returns instead to something like the conceptions of history Marx was arguing against in his critique of classical political economy and Enlightenment conceptions of progress. by Ellen Meiksins Wood (Sep 01, 1999) Topics: Economic Theory, Political Economy, Stagnation Our choice of political strategies clearly depends in large part on what we think is possible and impossible in any given conditions.
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