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Inventing Western Civilization

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Januar 1997

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

"In this wonderful book, Thomas Patterson effectively dethrones the concept of 'civilization' as an abstract good, transcending human society."
"--Martin Bernal" Drawing on his extensive knowledge of early societies, Thomas C. Patterson shows how class, sexism, and racism have been integral to the appearance of "civilized" societies in Western Europe. He lays out clearly and simply how civilization, with its designs of "civilizing" and "being civilized," has been closely tied to the rise of capitalism in Western Europe and the development of social classes.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Inventing civilization; civilization and its boosters; civilization and its critics; inventing barbarians and other uncivilized peoples; uncivilized peoples speak.
EAN: 9780853459606
ISBN: 0853459606
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: MONTHLY REVIEW PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1997
Seitenanzahl: 156 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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