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Theatres of Accumulation by T.G. McGee, Warwick Armstrong

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Introduction

In Chapters 6 and 7 we have shown how the urban institutions and ruling class interact together to extract the surplus from rural regions and funnel it upwards to the nation’s capital. Those two chapters focused on the process of accumulation as it occurs within the urban heirarchy and its rural hinterland. In the next two chapters we shift the emphasis to the study of intra-urban relationships that exist between large-scale capitalist production supported by the state and the varied types of petty capitalist production and distribution, ...

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