Eurocentrism

Eurocentrism

Modernity, Religion and Democracy: A Critique of Eurocentrism and Culturalism



   

Preface

1. Modernity And Religious Interpretations
Modernity
Modernity and Religious Interpretations
Political Islam

2. Central And Peripheral Tributary Cultures
Introduction
The Formation of Tributary Ideology in the Mediterranean Region
Tributary Culture in other Regions of the Pre-Capitalist World

3. The Culture Of Capitalism
Introduction
The Decline of Metaphysics and the Reinterpretation of Religion
The Construction of Eurocentric Culture
Marxism and the Challenge of Actually Existing Capitalism
The Culturalist Evasion: Provincialism and Fundamentalism
For a Truly Universal Culture

4. Towards A Non-Eurocentric View Of History And A Non-Eurocentric Social Theory
The Tributary Mode of Production: the Universal Form of Advanced Pre-Capitalist Societies
European Feudalism: Peripheral Tributary Mode
Mercantilism and the Transition to Capitalism: Unequal Development, Key to the Miracle of European Particularity
Eurocentrism and the Debate over Slavery
Eurocentrism in the Theory of the Nation
Actually Existing Capitalism and the Globalization of Value

Notes
Index

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