[OPE] "Social formations" - note for Jerry

From: Jurriaan Bendien <adsl675281@tiscali.nl>
Date: Sat Sep 13 2008 - 09:16:22 EDT

In his book Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, P. Anderson devotes a chapter to "typology of social formations" and he discusses the manifestations of feudalism in what became France, Germany, England and Italy. The point is that these geographic regions contained many heterogenous communities with various modes of production, which were not integrated into national societies, hence the use of "social formation" in preference to "society" - you couldn't very well talk about e.g. "German society" because it didn't exist.


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