• Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • I. Inequality Regimes in History
    • 1. Ternary Societies: Trifunctional Inequality
    • 2. European Societies of Orders: Power and Property
    • 3. The Invention of Ownership Societies
    • 4. Ownership Societies: The Case of France
    • 5. Ownership Societies: European Trajectories
  • II. Slave and Colonial Societies
    • 6. Slave Societies: Extreme Inequality
    • 7. Colonial Societies: Diversity and Domination
    • 8. Ternary Societies and Colonialism: The Case of India
    • 9. Ternary Societies and Colonialism: Eurasian Trajectories
  • III. The Great Transformation of the Twentieth Century
    • 10. The Crisis of Ownership Societies
    • 11. Social-Democratic Societies: Incomplete Equality
    • 12. Communist and Postcommunist Societies
    • 13. Hypercapitalism: Between Modernity and Archaism
  • IV. Rethinking the Dimensions of Political Conflict
    • 14. Borders and Property: The Construction of Equality
    • 15. Brahmin Left: New Euro-American Cleavages
    • 16. Social Nativism: The Postcolonial Identitarian Trap
    • 17. Elements for a Participatory Socialism for the Twenty-First Century
  • Conclusion
  • Glossary
  • Contents in Detail
  • List of Tables and Illustrations
  • Index

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