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Divided international Divided category charts the historical past of the labour aristocracy within the capitalist global method, from its roots in colonialism to its delivery and eventual maturation right into a full-fledged center category within the age of imperialism. It argues that pervasive nationwide, racial and cultural chauvinism within the center capitalist international locations isn't really essentially as a result of fake type attention, ideological indoctrination or lack of expertise as a lot left and liberal pondering assumes. quite, those and similar types of bigotry are centred expressions of the key social strata of the center capitalist countries shared financial curiosity within the exploitation and repression of established international locations.

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43 Where missionary zeal provided ideological justification for the early Iberian colonisation of the Americas, Native American conversion to Christianity might ultimately annul colonial claims to land and labour. 44Although the Spanish crown and the Catholic church rejected the more outright proto­ racist apologetics of the conquistadores vis-á-vis the Indian popula­ tion, fearing that a settler-colonial population enriched by purely lo­ calized superexploitation might ultimately prove a disloyal partner,45 the indigenous population’s limited and dwindling numbers (hav­ ing been exterminated or overworked and/or having succumbed to the new diseases imported by the Europeans), alongside their ability to escape from servitude, ensured that a new source of slave labour would have to be found.

207. 73. Li 2008, p. 96. 74. Chase-Dunn 1998. 75. Oligopoly arises when highly concentrated corporations come to dominate entire industries; monopoly when entire indus­ tries are under the control of only one firm. 76. Petras and Cook 1973. 77. Amin 1974. 78. Samphan 1976, p. 3. 79. Barratt Brown 1974, p. 100. 80. , p. 101. NOTES TO THE INTRODUCTION 39 81. Frank 1989. 82. As Emmanuel writes: “Without this [break] North America 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. ” (Emmanuel 1986, p.

41. Banton 1970, p. 18. 42 . Pagden 1995. 43. Williams 1986, p. 229; 1990. 44 . Cox 1948, pp. 333-4. 45. Castro 2007. 46. Allen 1974, p. 257. 47. Wallerstein 1980, pp. 178-181. 48. Amin 1989. 49. Bessis 2003, pp. 29, 24m. 50. Frankenberg 1993, pp. 14,139. 51. Mills 1997, p. 95n. 38 DIVIDED WORLD DIVIDED CLASS 52. Prager 1982, p. 103. 53. Balibar 1991, p. 21. 54. See Bowles et al. 2000 for a rebuttal of eugenicist accounts of social hierarchy. 55. For a statement defending the view that competitive capital­ ism must inevitably reduce racial and ethnic discrimination see Sowell (1975, p.

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