In Key Concepts in Classical Social Theory individual entries introduce, explain and contextualize the key topics within classical social theory. Definitions, summaries and key words are developed throughout with careful cross-referencing, allowing students to move effortlessly between core ideas and themes. Each entry provides:• Clear definitions• Lucid accounts of key issues• Up-to-date suggestions for further reading• Informative cross-referencing Relevant, focused and accessible, this book will provide students with an indispensible guide to the central concepts of classical social theory.

Primitive Accumulation

Primitive accumulation

Part eight of Marx's Capital Volume 1 (1976) is concerned with the ‘so-called primitive accumulation of capital’. His aim here is to establish the historical preconditions for the emergence of the capitalist mode of production from local beginnings in a few places in Europe to the creation of ...

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