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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Great Political Texts #1: Review – “Eurocentrism” by Samir Amin

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.

Hamja rated it really liked eurocentrisk Apr 25, For a Truly Universal Culture 4. Paperbackpages.

The Tributary Mode of Production: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I read Amin’s Book; very useful notes. Ultimately, this implies that China too could have led the transition to capitalism.


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Want to write for the Archives? What do you think of this review, or the ideas presented within? Una lectura obligada para todos interesados en el eurocentrismo y como afecta al mundo. Since its first publication twenty years ago, Eurocentrism has become a classic of radical thought.

Amin, Samir Global History: Sara-Maria Sorentino rated it really liked it May 23, He currently lives in Dakar, Senegal. Eurocentrism by Samir Amin. Samir Amin at his eurkcentrism brilliant best! 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.

I hope that this encourages comrades to read these important texts or, at the least, to intentionally xamir the questions these pieces raise. Prem rated it really liked it Aug 03, Dec 16, Leonardo marked it as to-keep-ref.

Amin points out that the metaphysics, culture, and philosophy must go side by side with the economics. Again though, it wasn’t clear in what ways he thought religion relates to Eurocentrism etc – what he talks about is very interesting on its own but it doesn’t mesh together well. Throughout the work, Amin addresses eurocrntrism broad set of concerns, ranging from the ideological nature of scholastic metaphysics to the meanings and shortcomings of contemporary political Islam.


Eurocentrism begins where this quote leaves off and delves into the history of ideas and their relationship to economic institutions: Where does she work?

Monthly Review Press- History – pages. Nevine rated it it was eurocentrsim Feb 17, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Provincialism and Fundamentalism VI.

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

While essentially thoughtful and analytical, this study is quite rightly informed with outrage against European amij and with sympathy for the non-European victims on the periphery of the present system. I appreciated it and what I learned from it, but not enough to make it a strong recommendation. 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.

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