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By Kōjin Karatani Michael K. Bourdaghs | Comments: ( 396 ) | Date: ( Mar 31, 2020 )

In this major, paradigm shifting work, Kojin Karatani systematically re reads Marx s version of world history, shifting the focus of critique from modes of production to modes of exchange Karatani seeks to understand both Capital Nation State, the interlocking system that is the dominant form of modern global society, and the possibilities for superseding it In The StrucIn this major, paradigm shifting work, Kojin Karatani systematically re reads Marx s version of world history, shifting the focus of critique from modes of production to modes of exchange Karatani seeks to understand both Capital Nation State, the interlocking system that is the dominant form of modern global society, and the possibilities for superseding it In The Structure of World History, he traces different modes of exchange, including the pooling of resources that characterizes nomadic tribes, the gift exchange systems developed after the adoption of fixed settlement agriculture, the exchange of obedience for protection that arises with the emergence of the state, the commodity exchanges that characterize capitalism, and, finally, a future mode of exchange based on the return of gift exchange, albeit modified for the contemporary moment He argues that this final stage marking the overcoming of capital, nation, and state is best understood in light of Kant s writings on eternal peace The Structure of World History is in many ways the capstone of Karatani s brilliant career, yet it also signals new directions in his thought.


  • Title: The Structure of World History: From Modes of Production to Modes of Exchange
  • Author: Kōjin Karatani Michael K. Bourdaghs
  • ISBN: 9780822356653
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Hardcover

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Kōjin Karatani Michael K. Bourdaghs

K jin Karatani Karatani K jin, born August 6, 1941, Amagasaki is a Japanese philosopher and literary critic.Karatani was educated at University of Tokyo, where he received a BA in economics and an MA in English literature The Gunz Literary Prize, which he received at the age of 27 for an essay on Natsume S seki, was his first critical acclaim as a literary critic While teaching at Hosei University, Tokyo, he wrote extensively about modernity and postmodernity with a particular focus on language, number, and money, concepts that form the subtitle of one of his central books Architecture as Metaphor.In 1975, he was invited to Yale University to teach Japanese literature as a visiting professor, where he met Paul de Man and Fredric Jameson and began to work on formalism Starting from a study of Natsume S seki, the variety of the subjects examined by Karatani became so wide that he earned the nickname The Thinking Machine.Karatani collaborated with novelist Kenji Nakagami, to whom he introduced the works of Faulkner With Nakagami, he published Kobayashi Hideo o koete Overcoming Kobayashi Hideo The title is an ironic reference to Kindai no chokoku Overcoming Modernity , a symposium held in the summer of 1942 at Kyoto Imperial University now Kyoto University at which Hideo Kobayashi whom Karatani and Nakagami did not hold in great esteem was a participant.He was also a regular member of ANY, the international architects conference that was held annually for the last decade of the 20th century and that also published an architectural philosophical series with Rizzoli under the general heading of Anyone.Since 1990, Karatani has been regularly teaching at Columbia University as a visiting professor.Karatani founded the New Associationist Movement NAM in Japan in the summer of 2000 NAM was conceived as a counter capitalist nation state association, inspired by the experiment of LETS Local Exchange Trading Systems, based on non marketed currency He was also the co editor, with Akira Asada, of the Japanese quarterly journal, Hihy k kan Critical Space , until it ended in 2002.In 2006, Karatani retired from the chair of the International Center for Human Sciences at Kinki University, Osaka, where he had been teaching from



Comments The Structure of World History: From Modes of Production to Modes of Exchange

  • Bob

    I tried. I really tried. The introduction set up an interesting set of theses about the development of economies, nations, and states. I hoped that as represented, Karatani would appropriately update and correct Marx's understanding of the relationship between economies and social structures. To some degree, he does just that and in a way that has some compelling arguments about the human dynamics of economies, money, and capital. I have been long interested in the evolution of economic structur [...]


  • Steffi

    So. I am generally quite open to efforts that aim to refine, complement or enhance Marxist political philosophy, up to a point of distortion. The most enlightening stuff came out of those efforts like Gramsci and the useful bits of post-Marxism. So I read Karatani's 'The Structure of World History' (2014) with great openness. Noting, however, that it's rather ambitious to come up with a new theory of the structure of world history, but, well, I am all for grand projects.The premise is extremely [...]


  • Mehmet Bozkurt

    Dünya tarihinin mübadele ilişkileri üzerinden incelendiği kitapta, Sermaye-Ulus-Devlet'ten oluşan Borromean halkasının oluşum süreci bunların her biri ayrı ve beraber ele alınıyor. Klan ve göçebe toplumundaki A tipi (karşılıklılık ilkesine dayalı) mübadeleden, devletin oluşumuyla ortaya çıkan B tipi (yeniden bölüşüm ve yağmaya dayalı) mübadeleye ve günümüz sermaye ekonomisinde görülen C tipi( sermaye ekonomisine ve metaya dayalı) mübadeleye geçiş süreç [...]


  • David Goetz

    A book easy to critique but hard to criticize. Karatani, a Japanese philosopher with debts also to anthropology, undertakes here a universal history "in which the three district areas of Capital, the Nation, and the State are both distinguished from each other and structurally recombined in their historical moments." He argues that history might more fruitfully be understood in terms of modes of exchange than in terms of Marx's modes of production. Mode A is reciprocity of gift; Mode B is plunde [...]


  • Mills College Library

    330.9 K1824 2014


  • Dave

    Fucking brilliant.


  • Chad Kohalyk

    I cannot rate this book. Mostly due to my lack of familiarity with all the references Karatani syncretizes in this book, but also because I think audio is not the right format for grasping Karatani's complex argument. I feel as if I only understand the broadest strokes of his argument about moving from production to exchange, even though I do understand how challenging it is to conventional thought. This book should come with a prerequisite reading list. Thus, I cannot give it a fair critique, a [...]


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