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Turning modes of production inside out: or, why capitalism is a transformation of slavery

Graeber, David (2006) Turning modes of production inside out: or, why capitalism is a transformation of slavery. Critique of Anthropology, 26 (1). pp. 61-85. ISSN 0308-275X

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0308275X06061484

Abstract

Marxist theory has by now largely abandoned the (seriously flawed) notion of the ‘mode of production’, but doing so has only encouraged a trend to abandon much of what was radical about it and naturalize capitalist categories. This article argues a better conceived notion of a mode of production - one that recognizes the primacy of human production, and hence a more sophisticated notion of materialism - might still have something to show us: notably, that capitalism, or at least industrial capitalism, has far more in common with, and is historically more closely linked with, chattel slavery than most of us had ever imagined.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://coa.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 2006 SAGE Publications
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
Sets: Departments > Anthropology
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2013 09:19
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2013 08:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/53234

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