Contemporary Latin American Social and Political Thought: An Anthology / Edition 1

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Latin America has produced an impressive body of sociopolitical work, yet these important texts have never been readily available to a wider audience. This anthology offers the first serious, broad-ranging collection of English translations of significant Latin American contributions to social and political thought spanning the last forty years. Iván Márquez has judiciously selected narratives of resistance and liberation; ground-breaking texts in Latin American fields of inquiry such as liberation theology, philosophy, pedagogy, and dependency theory; and important readings in guerrilla revolution, socialist utopia, and post–Cold War thought, especially in the realms of democracy and civil society, alternatives to neoliberalism, and nationalism in the context of globalization. By drawing from an array of diverse sources, the book demonstrates the linkages among important tendencies in contemporary Latin America, allowing the reader to discover common threads among the selections. Highlighting the vitality, diversity, and originality of Latin American thought, this anthology will be invaluable for students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities.

Contributions by: Domitila Barrios de Chungara, Leonardo Boff, Ernesto Cardenal, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Jorge G. Castañeda, Evelina Dagnino, Hernando de Soto, Theotonio Dos Santos, Enrique D. Dussel, Enzo Faletto, Paulo Freire, Eduardo H. Galeano, Ernesto Che Guevara, Gustavo Gutiérrez, José Ignacio López Vigil, Carlos Marighella, Iván Márquez, Rigoberta Menchú, Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, Carlos Alberto Montaner, Elena Poniatowska, Raúl Prebisch, Carlos Salinas de Gotari, Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Alvaro Vargas Llosa, and Zapatista Army of National Liberation.

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Editorial Reviews

Eduardo Mendieta
Latin America's process of political maturation has left an amazing, rich, and venerable inheritance of political thinking. Iván Márquez has gathered in this wonderful anthology some of the most distinctive and original Latin American political and social thinking. This book is an indispensable resource for teachers and students alike.
Winter 2010 Hispanic American Historical Review
Ivan Marquez has gathered in this book a wide range of excerpts from diverse Latin American contributions to social and political thought. He offers to the English-speaking audience of teachers and students a valuable sourcebook of key works by Latin American intellectuals, politicians, and activists.
Jorge J. E. Gracia
Márquez’s book fills a significant gap in the growing literature on social and political thought in Latin America. Instead of retraveling the usual paths of traditional neoliberalism and orthodox Marxism, he has compiled an impressive group of texts from voices seldom heard, and if heard, frequently forgotten. This is an indispensable source for the college curriculum.
Luis P. Ramos-Garcia
This anthology is a fine sourcebook for crucial political instances within the continent. I highly recommend it for Spanish majors.
Hispanic American Historical Review
Iván Márquez has gathered in this book a wide range of excerpts from diverse Latin American contributions to social and political thought. He offers to the English-speaking audience of teachers and students a valuable sourcebook of key works by Latin American intellectuals, politicians, and activists.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742539921
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Series: Latin American Perspectives in the Classroom Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 406
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 10.07 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Iván Márquez is associate professor of philosophy at Bentley College.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Narratives of Resistance and Liberation
Chapter 1: Massacre in Mexico
Chapter 2: I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala
Chapter 3: Let Me Speak!: Testimony of Domitila, a Woman of the Bolivian Mines
Chapter 4: Rebel Radio: The Story of El Salvador's Radio Venceremos
Part II: Liberation Theology, Philosophy, and Pedagogy
Chapter 5: Toward a Theology of Liberation
Chapter 6: Church: Charisma and Power: Liberation Theology and the Institutional Church
Chapter 7: The Gospel in Solentiname
Chapter 8: Philosophy of Liberation
Chapter 9: Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Part III: Dependency Theory: The Political Economy of Latin America
Chapter 10: Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of Pillage of a Continent
Chapter 11: Change and Development-Latin America's Great Task: Report Submitted to the Inter-American Development Bank
Chapter 12: Dependency and Development in Latin America
Chapter 13: The Structure of Dependence
Chapter 14: Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot
Part IV: Guerrilla Revolution and Socialist Utopia
Chapter 15: Socialism and Man in Cuba
Chapter 16: Problems and Principles of Strategy
Chapter 17: Sixth Declaration of the Selva Lacandona
Part V: From Socialist Revolution to Democracy, Neoliberalism, and Globalization: Post–Cold War Social and Political Thought
Chapter 18: Cultures of Politics, Politics of Cultures: Re-Visioning Latin American Social Movements
Chapter 19: Utopia Unarmed: the Latin American Left After the Cold War
Chapter 20: The Market Turn Without Neoliberalism
Chapter 21: The Other Path: The Economic Answer to Terrorism

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