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‘My Capitalism Is Bigger than Yours!’

Against Combining ‘How the West Came to Rule’ with ‘The Origins of Capitalism’

Maïa Pal

, geopolitical or intersocietal relations. Accordingly, U&CD implies a ‘spatial widening of our analytical imaginary’ and constitutes the necessary step to non-Eurocentrism. 2 ‘Cascading and multilayered’, these ‘geo-social’ 3 relations are chiefly represented by the geopolitical pressures and technological

Mladen Medved

equally to the European periphery, and that the label of Eurocentrism might obscure the fact that during the emergence of the world-system much of Europe was on the periphery, on the losing side of unequal exchange. In any case, it does not seem to me Eurocentric to point out the obstacles which

Santiago Slabodsky

Abstract In this article, I re-evaluate critiques of Levinas’s Eurocentrism by exploring his openness to decolonial theory. First, I survey Levinas’s conceptual confrontation with imperialism, showing that his early Eurocentric work (1930s–1960s) is revised in his later writing (1970s–1980s). Second, I

The Transition Debate Today

A Review of The Origin of Capitalism in England, 1400–1600 by Spencer Dimmock

Tibor Rutar

non-Marxists alike, which is regrettably not engaged with explicitly by Dimmock in the book. I am referring to the charge of Eurocentrism that has become increasingly popular in the recent years. 16 It is argued that Brenner’s approach is Eurocentric primarily because its conception of capitalism is

Adam Fabry

Nişancıoğlu demonstrate, Eurocentrism has not only been limited to conventional accounts of the origins of capitalism, but unfortunately has also often been repeated by many Marxist-inspired accounts, from the original contributions to the famous ‘transition debate’, 7 to more recent works influenced by

Neil Davidson

-generation by a handful of Western societies more difficult to sustain. It is unlikely, however, that assertions of European ‘backwardness’ and Ottoman or Mughal ‘progressiveness’ will save them from accusations of Eurocentrism, although they argue that their international/ intersocietal approach is intended to


Christoph Senft

This study offers a comprehensive overview of Indian writing in English in the 21st century. Through ten exemplary analyses in which canonical authors stand next to less well-known and diasporic ones Christoph Senft provides deep insights into India’s complex literary world and develops an argumentative framework in which narrative texts are interpreted as transmodern re-readings of history, historicity and memory. Reconciling different postmodern and postcolonial theoretical approaches to the interpretation and construction of literature and history, Senft substitutes traditional, Eurocentric and universalistic views on past and present by decolonial and pluralistic practices. He thus helps to better understand the entanglements of colonial politics and cultural production, not only on the subcontinent.

Charles Post

Nişancıoğlu’s 2015 book, How the West Came to Rule: The Geopolitical Origins of Capitalism , attempts to overcome the purported Eurocentrism of both conventional and Marxian accounts of the origins of capitalism. Their ‘global history’ of the emergence of capitalism seeks to transcend the polarisation

Alex Sager and Albert R. Spencer

corrective to Dewey’s Eurocentrism and his tendency to underplay the challenges of incorporating marginalized populations by insisting that social and political philosophy begin from the perspective of the marginalized and excluded. Simultaneously, Dewey’s conception of democracy provides resources – most