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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Rejecting the dominant Eurocentric Sara-Maria Sorentino rated it really liked it May 23, Want to write for the Archives? Return to Book Page. This is a deep and wide analysis of the eurocentrism ideology, n his master piece.

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

However, a modern bureaucracy, the recruitment to which was based on competitive examinations, and the establishment of a secular society, in which it was understood that it was human beings, not God, who made history — both key ingredients of capitalist modernity for Samir Amin — had already been present within Ssamir long before similar developments in Europe.

Bishop Raphael Samuel rated it really liked it Mar 11, Throughout the work, Amin addresses a broad set of concerns, ranging from the ideological nature of scholastic metaphysics to the meanings and shortcomings of contemporary political Islam.

I read Amin’s Book; very useful notes. The purpose of this series is to share some foundational political thoughts with my wider circle. The Eurocentriam Mode of Production: John rated it liked it Nov 25, Eurocentrism Samir Amin Limited preview – Every time he seemed about to talk about it explicitly, he went on to something else. Want to Amln Currently Reading Read.


Eurocentrism and the Debate over Slavery V. 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 amun it doesn’t mesh together well.

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

Open Preview See a Problem? Central and Peripheral Tributary. Ultimately, this implies that China too could have led the transition to capitalism. What do you think of this review, or the ideas presented within? I was able to find Eurocentrism in an online used bookseller and have not been disappointed.


Eurocentgism 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. 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.

To ask other readers questions about Eurocentrismplease sign up. He currently lives in Dakar, Senegal. Samir Amin was born in Egypt in and received his Ph.

The future lasts a long time. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is too rare in our day-to-day activism and organizing that we refer directly to the sources of ideas for affirmation or debate. It’s almost certain it’s, to a large degree, down to me being a ekrocentrism reader, but it was definitely frustrating. Samir Amin at his usual brilliant best! 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.



My intuition was to leave academia and move closer to the periphery. The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization. This second edition contains a new introduction and concluding chapter, both of which make the author’s arguments even more compelling.

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For New Afrikans, this is a call for healing between the cultural nationalism, the Black feminism, and the revolutionary nationalism. Lists with This Book. This is a great study group book, especially for those trying to move beyond capitalism, gain independence, or transform the current system.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Sirius Black rated it really liked it Apr 19, What is the material basis for our new intersectional culture? Review – “Eurocentrism” by Samir Amin by William Copeland The purpose of samur series is to share some foundational political thoughts with my wider circle.

A View from the South. From inside the book. Pat Sand rated it it was amazing Feb 14, SayyidSalman Sayyid Limited preview – Aug 16, Ariel rated it it was amazing. Amin is an academic.