Historical Capitalism: Accumulation by Dispossession

  • Samir AminEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice book series (BRIEFSPIONEER, volume 17)


Dominant bourgeois thought has replaced the historical reality of capitalism by an imaginary construction based on the principle, claimed to be eternal, of the rational and egoistic behaviour of the individual.


Twentieth Century Imperialist Centre World System World Capitalism National Liberation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DirecteurForum du Tiers MondeDakarSénégal
  2. 2.ParisFrance

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