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Uneven and Combined Development:
Modernity, Modernism, Revolution

(February/March 2017)


Published by rs21, February/March 2017. [ PDF ]
Copied with thanks from the rs21 Website.
Marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for the Encyclopaedia of Trotskyism On-Line (ETOL).


INTRODUCTION

1. THE CLASSIC FORMS OF UNEVEN
AND COMBINED DEVELOPMENT

1.1. The ‘Law’ of Uneven and Combined Development
1.2. Eastern Variations


2. CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES, CONSTRAINTS
2.1. Capitalist Modernity: Industrialisation and Urbanization
2.2. Modernism: The Cultural Logic of Uneven
and Combined Development

2.2.1. Theories of Modernism: Luk√°cs, Greenberg, Jameson
2.3. Capitalist States and Bourgeois Hegemony


3. CARTOGRAPHIES AND CHRONOLOGIES
3.1. The English Exception
3.2. The Western Origins of Uneven and Combined Development
3.3. Uneven and Combined Development in Russia after 1917:
from Revolution to Counter-revolution


4. CONTINUITIES AND CHANGES
4.1. The Persistence of Uneven and Combined Development
4.1.1. The Absence of Pre-capitalist Survivals?
4.1.2. ‘Dual economy’, ‘Hybridity’, ‘Syncretism’
4.1.3. Uneven and Combined Development in the West –
An Incomplete Process

4.1.4. The problem of ‘the West’
4.1.5. Syncretist positions
4.1.6. UCD in the West – an incomplete process

4.2. New Developments in Urbanism and Ideology
4.2.1. Mega-Cities
4.2.2. Political Islam


5. CHINA: WHERE ALL ROADS MEET
5.1 China in the Neoliberal World Order
5.2 Three Aspects of Uneven and Combined Development
in Contemporary China

5.2.1. Internal Migration
5.2.2. Worker Resistance
5.2.3. State Transformationsa/a>


IN PLACE OF A CONCLUSION


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