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Dwie podróże po kapitalizmie, czyli odpowiedź Janowi Sowie
Two Trips to Capitalism, or An Answer to Jan Sowa

Author(s): Kacper Pobłocki
Subject(s): Marxist economics, Economic history, Political economy, Radical sociology
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: history of capitalism; Sowa; Occidentalism; Polanyi; dependence theory; theory of history; critical geography

Summary/Abstract: This text is a reply to Jan Sowa’s article Capitalism: A court durée History - Nineteen Long Reads about "One Thousand Years of Slavery." The author addresses the arguments and objections formulated in the text, and presents his own opinion on the social role and the function of academic discourse. The main issues raised in the text are the relation of the author's project to the theory of Karl Polanyi (in particular his theory of the three fictitious commodities constituting the basis of capitalism), an interpretation of the theoretical meaning of the dispute about the notion of space in the analysis of capitalism, and the issue of the de-westernization of theory.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 26
  • Page Range: 387-411
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Polish