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Capitalism and Modernity

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Capitalism and Modernity by Jack Goody
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This important new book investigates how the West attained its current position of economic and social advantage. In an incisive historical analysis, Jack Goody examines when and why Europe (and Anglo-America) started to outstrip all other continents in socio-economic growth. Drawing on non-Western examples of economic and technical progress, Goody challenges assumptions about long-term European supremacy of a 'cultural' kind, as was a feature of many theories current in social science. He argues that the divergence came with the Industrial Revolution and that the earlier bourgeois revolution of the sixteenth century was but one among many Eurasia-wide expressions of developing mercantile and manufacturing activity. This original book casts new light on the history of capitalism, industrialization and modernity, and will be essential reading for all those interested in the great debate about the economic rise of the West.

Author Biography

Jack Goody is Emeritus William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology at St. Johns College, Cambridge
Release date NZ
March 17th, 2004
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Polity Press
Pages
210
Dimensions
140x216x11
ISBN-13
9780745631912
Product ID
3083846

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