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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Ultimately, it said a lot of valuable stuff that I think could do with being talked about more and is generally kept out of view, but didn’t say it coherently enough or in enough detail to make it a valuable guide for those looking to challenge Eurocentrism by itself.

How do we make the decisions that affect our lives? 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.

The second time was a charm– I wanted to read more of this analysis in order to learn how to better place my economic analysis in the context of modern globalisation. This second edition contains a new introduction and concluding chapter, both of which make the author’s arguments even more compelling. I hope that this encourages comrades to read these important texts or, at the least, to intentionally consider the questions these pieces raise.


Kind of a mixed bag. Eurocentrism and the Debate over Slavery V.

Dan rated it really liked it Jul 02, A journey through metaphor and memory. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Rusty rated it liked it Oct 27, Trade unions and global restructuring. He rails against the Eurocentric T.

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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Paperback, pages ISBN Feb 25, Catherine rated it liked it Shelves: Cape Town et al: Review – “Eurocentrism” by Samir Amin by William Copeland The purpose of this series is to share some zmin political thoughts with my wider circle.

Power In A Union. 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.

Trade unions as transnational actors project. I read Amin’s Book; very useful notes. As long as it does not have a lucid understanding of the ravages of Eurocentrism, Western socialism will remain at a standstill. My library Help Advanced Book Search.


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

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I am choosing political works that raise questions that are related to my work, the work I see in Detroit, and nationwide. Lists with This Book.

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My intuition was to leave academia and move closer to the periphery. For a Truly Universal Culture 4. To ask other readers questions about Eurocentrismplease sign up.

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.