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Enthusiasm and Historicism: Mosaic Law and the Narration of History

Jordana Rosenberg

in Critical Enthusiasm: Capital Accumulation and the Transformation of Religious Passion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199764266
eISBN:
9780199895359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764266.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Religion and Society

The central claim of Chapter One is that much early eighteenth-century historicist thought has been woefully overlooked because its historicist logic is couched in the language of religious ... More


War On Waste; Or, International Law As Primitive Accumulation

Mark Neocleous

in War Power, Police Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748692361
eISBN:
9780748697205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692361.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter continues the critique of international law and liberal peace theory started in the previous chapter, and at the same time challenges critical legal theory. It does so by reading ... More


Notes toward a Political Economy of Life and Death: Reading Richard Wright with Frantz Fanon

Abdul R. JanMohamed

in The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175164
eISBN:
9780813175195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175164.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Building on his previous analysis of the short stories in Wright’s anthology Uncle Tom’s Children, Abdul R. JanMohamed reflects on Wright’s gradual discovery of a close relationship between social ... More


Cocytus: Treachery and the Necessity of Expropriation

William Clare Roberts

in Marx's Inferno: The Political Theory of Capital

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691180816
eISBN:
9781400883707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180816.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines part eight of Capital, where Karl Marx highlights the treachery involved in “primitive accumulation.” Marx's narrative that the history of capitalism's creation is a history of ... More


Capitalist Development

Graham Harrison

in Developmentalism: The Normative and Transformative within Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198785798
eISBN:
9780191827617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785798.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter constructs a theory of capitalist development based on a distinction between capital-ascendant and capital-dominant countries. It makes this analytical separation by distinguishing real, ... More


Introduction

Michael Levien

in Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190859152
eISBN:
9780190872830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859152.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This introductory chapter provides the context of India’s “land wars” and growing global interest in “land grabs.” It then details and critiques the three main theories of the relationship between ... More


Devalorization

Thomas Nail

in Marx in Motion: A New Materialist Marxism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780197526477
eISBN:
9780197526514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197526477.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Political Philosophy

This chapter shows that the process of primitive accumulation or direct appropriation is and must be internal to Marx’s theory of value. This is the case for precisely the methodological reasons Marx ... More


From Primitive Accumulation to Regimes of Dispossession: Theses on India’s Land Question

Michael Levien

in The Land Question in India: State, Dispossession, and Capitalist Transition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198792444
eISBN:
9780191834431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792444.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Since the mid-2000s, proliferating “land wars” have exposed a contradiction between the land requirements of neoliberal capitalism and the political weight of farmers in India’s democracy. Whether, ... More


Land Grabs, Primitive Accumulation, and Resistance in Neoliberal India: Persistence of the Self-Employed and Divergence from the “Transition to Capitalism”?

Shapan Adnan

in The Land Question in India: State, Dispossession, and Capitalist Transition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198792444
eISBN:
9780191834431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792444.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

In order to analyze land alienation in contemporary India, Shapan Adnan follows a theoretical approach in which mechanisms of primitive accumulation are not restricted to use of force, but include ... More


Primitivism and Philo-primitivism

Ben Etherington

in Literary Primitivism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503602366
eISBN:
9781503604094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503602366.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2 advances the historical side of the argument by drawing a distinction between “philo-primitivism” and “emphatic primitivism.” It finds that the philo-primitivist ideal of the “noble savage” ... More


What Is a Metaphor?

Alexander Kluge

Richard Langston (ed.)

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the dialogue between Rainer Stollmann and Alexander Kluge wherein they talked about the power and importance of metaphors. Kluge explains that a metaphor is the creation of a ... More


On the Edge of Civil Society in Contemporary India

Subir Sinha

in New Subaltern Politics: Reconceptualizing Hegemony and Resistance in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199457557
eISBN:
9780199085446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199457557.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the mobilization of transnational solidarity for the wrongfully jailed Binayak Sen and the politics of a Delhi-based Residents’ Welfare Association, it problematizes ... More


Prelude: Land and the Political Management of Primitive Accumulation

Partha Chatterjee

in The Land Question in India: State, Dispossession, and Capitalist Transition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198792444
eISBN:
9780191834431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792444.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This prelude links democracy, populism, and primitive accumulation to the land question in India. Chatterjee argues that contemporary dispossession of peasants from their land in postcolonial ... More


The Colonialism of Value

Thomas Nail

in Marx in Motion: A New Materialist Marxism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780197526477
eISBN:
9780197526514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197526477.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Political Philosophy

This chapter posits that the secret of commodity fetishism is nothing other than “The Secret of Primitive Accumulation” of chapter twenty-six of Capital. It is no coincidence that the titles of ... More


Liberating Labor: The Road to Baguio

Rebecca Tinio McKenna

in American Imperial Pastoral: The Architecture of US Colonialism in the Philippines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226417769
eISBN:
9780226417936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226417936.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter concerns Benguet Road, the American colonial road built to reach the Baguio hill station. It was one of the first major public works projects that the colonial government undertook, and ... More


War Power, Police Power

Mark Neocleous

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748692361
eISBN:
9780748697205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692361.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book is a critical exploration of the ways in which the war power and the police power are intertwined in the form of state violence and exercised in the fabrication of order. It is not a book ... More


Colonial Capitalism and the Dilemmas of Liberalism: Framing an Inquiry

Onur Ulas Ince

in Colonial Capitalism and the Dilemmas of Liberalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190637293
eISBN:
9780190637323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637293.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, UK Politics

This chapter constructs an analytic framework for reconstructing the relationship between liberalism and empire through the optic of political economy. Extant studies of liberalism and empire tend to ... More


Metabolic Drift

Thomas Nail

in Marx in Motion: A New Materialist Marxism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780197526477
eISBN:
9780197526514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197526477.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Political Philosophy

This chapter contains two parts. The first shows the continuity of the concept of metabolism with other key ideas in Marx’s work from his dissertation leading up to Capital. Again, a close reading of ... More


Conclusion

Thomas Nail

in Marx in Motion: A New Materialist Marxism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780197526477
eISBN:
9780197526514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197526477.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Political Philosophy

The conclusion summarizes the main arguments of the book, their limitations, and the direction of future research. Marx did not hold a labor theory of value. He never used this term, not even once. ... More


Political Settlements and Economic Transformation

Hazel Gray

in Turbulence and Order in Economic Development: Economic Transformation in Tanzania and Vietnam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198714644
eISBN:
9780191782909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714644.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic Systems

This chapter sets out the analytical framework of political settlements and elaborates the framework to account for the socialist experiences of Tanzania and Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s. A ... More


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