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Wood, Ellen Meiksins

Overview
Works: 70 works in 402 publications in 14 languages and 8,922 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Originator
Classifications: HB501, 330.12209
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Most widely held works about Ellen Meiksins Wood
 
Most widely held works by Ellen Meiksins Wood
The origin of capitalism by Ellen Meiksins Wood( Book )

41 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Origin of Capitalism, Ellen Meiksins Wood challenges most existing accounts of capitalism's origins, arguing that they fail to recognize its distinctive attributes as a social system by making its emergence seem natural and inevitable."--BOOK JACKET. "Only with a proper understanding of capitalism's beginning, Wood holds, can we imagine the possibility of it ending."--Jacket
Capitalism and the information age : the political economy of the global communication revolution by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are the new technologies of the information age reshaping the labor force, transforming communications, changing the potential of democracy, and altering the course of history itself? Capitalism and the Information Age presents a rigorous examination of some of the most crucial problems and possibilities of these novel technologies. Not a day goes by that we don't see a news clip, hear a radio report, or read an article heralding the miraculous new technologies of the information age. The communication revolution associated with these technologies is often heralded as the key to a new age of "globalization." How is all of this reshaping the labor force, transforming communications, changing the potential of democracy, and altering the course of history itself? Capitalism and the Information Age presents a rigorous examination of some of the most crucial problems and possibilities of these novel technologies
Peasant-citizen and slave : the foundations of Athenian democracy by Ellen Meiksins Wood( Book )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The controversial thesis at the center of this study is that, despite the importance of slavery in Athenian society, the most distinctive characteristic of Athenian democracy was the unprecedented prominence it gave to free labor. Wood argues that the emergence of the peasant as citizen, juridically and politically independent, accounts for much that is remarkable in Athenian political institutions and culture. From a survey of historical writings of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the focus of which distorted later debates, Wood goes on to take issue with influential arguments, such as those of G.E.M. de Ste Croix, about the importance of slavery in agricultural production. The social, political and cultural influence of the peasant-citizen is explored in a way which questions some of the most cherished conventions of Marxist and non-Marxist historiography"--Page 4 of cover
Class ideology and ancient political theory : Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle in social context by Ellen Meiksins Wood( Book )

18 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy against capitalism : renewing historical materialism by Ellen Meiksins Wood( Book )

41 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that with the collapse of Communism the theoretical project of Marxism and its critique of capitalism is more timely and important than ever. Current intellectual fashions of the left which emphasise 'post-modern' fragmentation, 'difference', contingency and the 'politics of identity' can barely accommodate the idea of capitalism, let alone subject the capitalist system to critique. In this book she sets out to renew the critical programme of historical materialism by redefining its basic concepts and its theory of history in original and imaginative ways, using them to identify the specificity of capitalism as a system of social relations and political power. She goes on to explore the concept of democracy in both the ancient and modern world, examining the concept's relation to capitalism, and raising questions about how democracy might go beyond the limits imposed on it by capitalism
Empire of capital by Ellen Meiksins Wood( Book )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book brings into sharp relief the nature of today's new capitalist empire, in which the political reach of imperial power cannot match its economic hegemony, and the global economy is administered not by a global state but by a system of multiple local states, policed by the most disproportionately powerful military force the world has ever known and enforced according to a new military doctorine of war without end, in purpose or time."--Jacket
Mind and politics; an approach to the meaning of liberal and socialist individualism by Ellen Meiksins Wood( Book )

10 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The retreat from class : a new "true" socialism by Ellen Meiksins Wood( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizens to lords : a social history of Western political thought from antiquity to the Middle Ages by Ellen Meiksins Wood( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this groundbreaking work, Ellen Meiksins Wood rewrites the history of political theory. She traces the development of the Western tradition from classical antiquity through to the Middle Ages in the perspective of social history - a significant departure not only from the standard abstract history of ideas but also from other contextual methods. Treating canonical thinkers as passionately engaged human beings, Wood examines their ideas not simply in the context of political languages but as creative responses to the social relations and conflicts of their time and place. She identifies a distinctive relation between property and state in Western history and shows how the canon, while largely the work of members or clients of dominant classes, was shaped by complex interactions among proprietors, labourers and states. Western political theory, Wodd argues, owes much of its vigour, and also many ambiguities, to these complex and often contradictory relations. From the Ancient Greekpolis of Plato, Aristotle, Aeschylus and Sophocles, through the Roman Republic of Cicero and the Empire of St Paul and St Augustine, to the medieval world of Averroes, Thomas Aquinas and William of Ockham, Citizens to Lords offers a rich, dynamic exploration of thinkers and ideas that have indelibly stamped our modern world. -- Book jacket
In defense of history : Marxism and the postmodern agenda( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Hindi and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On postmodernism and Marxian historiography
The pristine culture of capitalism : a historical essay on old regimes and modern states by Ellen Meiksins Wood( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberty and property : a social history of Western political thought from Renaissance to Enlightenment by Ellen Meiksins Wood( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The formation of the modern state, the rise of capitalism, the Renaissance and Reformation, the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment have all been attributed to the 'early modern' period. Nearly everything about this point in history remains controversial, but one thing is certain: it left a rich and provocative legacy of political ideas unmatched in Western history. The concepts of liberty, equality, property, human rights and revolution born in those turbulent centuries continue to shape, and to limit, political discourse today. Assessing the work and background of figures such as Machiavelli, Luther, Calvin, Spinoza, the Levellers, Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau, Ellen Wood has written a vivid history of the time's canonical thinkers, presenting their thoughts not simply as philosophical abstractions but as passionately engaged responses to the social conflicts of their day."--Page 4 of cover
Rising from the ashes? : labor in the age of global capitalism by Ellen Meiksins Wood( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New questions have jumped to the forefront for labor movements all over the world. Can workers regain the initiative against the tidal wave of corporate downsizings and government cutbacks? Can unions revive their ranks and reignite the public imagination? Is labor rising from the ashes? Rising from the Ashes? sets these crucial questions in global context, connecting and contrasting new developments in the United States to recent trends abroad - from Mexico to Asia, and from Canada to Eastern Europe
A trumpet of sedition : political theory and the rise of capitalism, 1509-1688 by Ellen Meiksins Wood( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Trumpet of Sedition surveys canonical texts by thinkers such as Thomas More, Richard Hooker, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke, as well as the ideas of radicals like the Levellers and Gerrard Winstanley and less well known but important figures. The authors explain these texts in clear and lively prose, while situating them in their social and political context in new and original ways and contrasting the English case to others in Europe. By examining political ideas not merely as free-floating abstractions but as living encounters with historical experience--the formation of the English state and the rise of agrarian capitalism--A Trumpet of Sedition illuminates the roots of contemporary Western political thought
Why not capitalism( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ellen Meiksins Wood reader by Ellen Meiksins Wood( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Reader includes selections from Ellen Meiksins Wood's groundbreaking scholarship, providing an overview of her original interpretations of capitalism, precapitalist societies, the state, political theory, democracy, citizenship, liberalism, civil society, the Enlightenment, globalization, imperialism, and socialism
Des citoyens aux seigneurs : une histoire sociale de la pensée politique de l'Antiquité au Moyen Age by Ellen Meiksins Wood( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ursprung des Kapitalismus Eine Spurensuche by Ellen Meiksins Wood( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marx politique by Kevin Anderson( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberté et propriété : une histoire sociale de la pensée politique occidentale de la Renaissance aux Lumières by Ellen Meiksins Wood( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ellen Meiksins Wood Amerikaans historicus

Ellen Meiksins Wood Historiadora marxista estadunidense

Ellen Meiksins Wood Historienne marxiste américaine

Ellen Meiksins Wood US-amerikanische marxistische Historikerin, Theoretikerin und ehemalige Herausgeberin des Monthly Reviews

Meiksins Wood, Ellen

Meiksins Wood, Ellen 1942-

Meiksins Wood Ellen 1942-2016

Wood, E. Meiksins

Wood, Ellen M.

Wood, Ellen M. 1942-

Wood, Ellen M. 1942-2016

إلين مكسينز وود، 1942-

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Capitalism and the information age : the political economy of the global communication revolutionPeasant-citizen and slave : the foundations of Athenian democracyDemocracy against capitalism : renewing historical materialismEmpire of capitalThe retreat from class : a new "true" socialismCitizens to lords : a social history of Western political thought from antiquity to the Middle AgesIn defense of history : Marxism and the postmodern agendaThe pristine culture of capitalism : a historical essay on old regimes and modern states