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Latin American Marxisms in Context

Past and Present

Editor(s): Peter Baker, Irina Feldman, Mike Geddes
Contributors: Roberto Pareja, Gwendolen Pare, Laura Lema Silva, Felipe Lagos Rojas, Irina Feldman, Carol Muñoz Nieves,

Book Description

In recent decades, the global North has been engulfed by neoliberalism. Neoliberal ideas have dominated the economy and public policies, and have become deeply entrenched as “common sense.” Latin America has not been immune to this trend. However, at the same time, governments and popular mobilizations across the continent have actively resisted and challenged neoliberalism. Countries such as Venezuela and Bolivia have sometimes been grouped under the label of a “pink tide,” denoting their leftist alignment and their resistance to the Washington-led neoliberal consensus.

This opposition to neoliberal development patterns in Latin America has gone beyond social-democratic reformism to a revival of Marxist theoretical perspectives and political practices. This book provides an insight into the rich diversity of Latin American Marxism, historically and contemporarily. Given the global interest in the revival of radicalism in Latin America, it will appeal to a wide audience, and should be of interest to non-Marxist as well as Marxist scholars with interests in topics from political economy to cultural theory.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3518-3
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3518-5
Date of Publication: 01/08/2019
Pages / Size: 262 / A5
Price: £61.99


Peter Baker is a Lecturer in Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Stirling, UK. He holds a PhD in Hispanic Studies and an MA in French and Hispanic Studies from the University of Aberdeen. He has published work on re-emergent indigeneities in Bolivia, indigenous film and video in Latin America, and issues of contemporary political theory related to Hispanic cultural and political history.

Irina Feldman is an Associate Professor of Spanish at Middlebury College, Vermont, USA. Her areas of research and teaching are twentieth-century and contemporary Bolivian and Peruvian literature, political philosophy, and Marxism in Latin America. Her publications include the book Rethinking Community from Peru: the Political Philosophy of José Maréa Arguedas (2014).

Mike Geddes is an Associate in the Department of History of the University of Warwick, UK, and in the Centre for Urban Research Under Austerity at De Montfort University, UK. His publications include “Neoliberalism and Local Governance: Radical Developments in Latin America” in Urban Studies (2014) and “Marxist Theories of Urban Politics” in Theories of Urban Politics (2008).

Felipe Lagos Rojas is a teacher of Intercultural Communication at Seattle Central College, USA. He holds a doctorate in Sociology and an MA in Latin American Studies. He is a member of the editorial board of Pléyade Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, and a Researcher at the International Institute for Philosophy and Social Studies.

Roberto Pareja holds a PhD in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies and a Master’s in Information Studies. His research focuses on the intersection of culture, aesthetics, and politics in Bolivia and Peru during the end of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. His publications include Entre caudillos y multitudes. Modernidad estética y esfera pública en Bolivia, siglos XIX y XX (2014).