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The Haitian Revolution - Capitalism, Slavery and Counter-Modernity (Paperback) Loot Price: R458
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The Haitian Revolution - Capitalism, Slavery and Counter-Modernity (Paperback): Eduardo Gruner

The Haitian Revolution - Capitalism, Slavery and Counter-Modernity (Paperback)

Eduardo Gruner; Translated by Ramsey McGlazer

Series: Critical South

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It is impossible to understand capitalism without analyzing slavery, an institution that tied together three world regions: Europe, the Americas, and Africa. The exploitation of slave labor led to a form of proto-globalization in which violence was indispensable to the production of wealth. Against the background of this expanding circulation of capital and slave labor, the first revolution in Latin America took place: the Haitian Revolution, which began in 1791 and culminated with Haiti's declaration of independence in 1804. Taking the Haitian Revolution as a paradigmatic case, Gruner shows that modernity is not a linear evolution from the center to the periphery but, rather, a co-production developed in the context of highly unequal power relations, where extreme forms of conquest and exploitation were an indispensable part of capital accumulation. He also shows that the Haitian Revolution opened up a path to a different kind of modernity, or "counter-modernity," a path along which Latin America and the Caribbean have traveled ever since. A key work of critical theory from a Latin American perspective, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of critical and cultural theory and of Latin America, as well as anyone concerned with the global impact of capitalism, colonialism, and race.

General

Imprint: Polity Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Critical South
Release date: October 2019
Authors: Eduardo Gruner
Translators: Ramsey McGlazer
Dimensions: 222 x 135 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-1-5095-3548-4
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social theory
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes > Colonization & independence
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > Revolutions & coups
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
LSN: 1-5095-3548-9
Barcode: 9781509535484

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