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Avance para una Arqueología del Capitalismo en Chile (1880-1930)


  • Fuentes M., Miguel


This paper presents a brief story about the initial development of the capitalism in Chile emphasizing on the structural conditions that would have given as a result new social and political actors (industrial bourgeoisie and proletariat). This process should have been the basis if a deep reconfiguration of the economy, social relationship, politics and culture in Chile during the beginning or the XX century. Following in that direction we express the necessity of the elaboration of an interpretative and methodological model about the study of the material remains of capitalist societies. We propose a reinterpretation of the industrial material culture from a perspective that takes in account the relationship (not only in one way) among production mode, social relationships and the ways of perception and construction of the space, where the relationship between work-capital and nature-capital would be the basis of this statement. From this point of view the constitution of industrial landscape and its connection with working enforcement and the development of the first way of class struggle in the modern world should be understood from a new theoretical frame according to the social practices and the experience of each historical individual.

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  • Fuentes M., Miguel, 2010. "Avance para una Arqueología del Capitalismo en Chile (1880-1930)," Entelequia. Revista Interdisciplinar, Entelequia y Grupo (Universidad de Málaga), issue 11, pages 173-195, Spring.
  • Handle: RePEc:erv:ancoec:y:2010:i:11:p:173-195

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    capitalism; settlement pattern; landscape; social practices; visibility; enforcement; class struggle; capitalism archaeology;

    JEL classification:

    • J52 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Dispute Resolution: Strikes, Arbitration, and Mediation
    • N16 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • P19 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Other
    • P59 - Economic Systems - - Comparative Economic Systems - - - Other


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