This review of two recent titles in the field of the “history of capitalism” takes stock of attempts to describe capitalism as a market system without reference to social relations in capitalist modernity. The result of this endeavor is, in the cases under review, a rich picture of the institutional and cultural instantiations of the value form and a stinting of the social relations that have been traditionally understood to determine those institutions.
Matthew Garrett; History with a Capital H. Radical History Review 1 January 2014; 2014 (118): 197–203. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01636545-2350975
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