Samir Amin's Contribution to Historical Materialism

Morten Ougaard*

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Samir Amin's contributions to historical materialism were original theoretical innovations that represented a clear break with Eurocentrism in this tradition. They include both the concept of tributary social formations and a truly global perspective on the development of human society. This debate piece argues that Amin's contributions deserve much more attention and appreciation than they have received.
Original languageEnglish
JournalReview of African Political Economy
Issue number163
Pages (from-to)144-152
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

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Published online: 19 March 2020

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