The Haitian Revolution

- Capitalism, Slavery and Counter-Modernity

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The Haitian Revolution
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Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
11-10-2019
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
240
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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. Slavery also gave rise to a culture centered on the maximization of profit, one that disregarded the exploited slave laborers, who were not considered human beings but turned into mere things owned by masters who would also own the slaves' descendants. 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. In addition to being the first, this revolution was also the most radical and original, and perhaps for this very reason the most forcefully repressed. 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 essential part of capital accumulation. He also shows that the Haitian Revolution opened up a path to a different kind of modernity, a 'counter-modernity, ' a path on which Latin America and the Caribbean have travelled ever since. A classic 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 American history as well as anyone concerned with the nature and global impact of capitalism, colonialism and race.

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Udgivelsesdato:
11-10-2019
ISBN13:
9781509535484
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350 g
Dybde:
22 mm
Bredde:
135 mm
Højde:
222 mm
Forlag:
Polity Press
Format:
Paperback
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    Originally published in Spanish as La oscuridad y las luces: capitalismo, cultura y revoluciaon by Edhasa in 2010.

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- Capitalism, Slavery and Counter-Modernity

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