In the Red Corner: The Marxism of Jose Carlos Mariategui

In the Red Corner: The Marxism of Jose Carlos Mariategui

by Mike Gonzalez


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José Carlos Mariátegui (1894-1930) is widely recognized across Latin America as one of the most important and innovative Marxist thinkers of the twentieth century. Yet his life and work are largely unknown to the English-speaking world. In this gripping political biography—the first written in English—Mike Gonzalez introduces readers to the inspiring life and thought of the Peruvian socialist. As one of the first modern thinkers to discuss what Marxism has to offer, and to learn from, the struggles of Indigenous peoples, his ideas have an immediate relevance in the context of Standing Rock and other native-led fights challenging pipelines across North America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608469154
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 08/13/2019
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 1,157,251
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mike Gonzalez is Emeritus Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Glasgow. He is the co-editor of Arms and the People (Pluto, 2012) and author of Hugo Chavez: Socialist for the Twenty-first Century (Pluto, 2014)

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: the resurrection of a Marxist
  2. Peru caught between colonialism and modernity
  3. Learning his trade: Mariátegui’s “stone age”
  4. 1919: the year of change
  5. The discovery of Marxism: Mariátegui in Europe
  6. World crisis and the interpretation of Peruvian reality
  7. Seven Essays, a Marxist interpretation
  8. The agony of Mariátegui
  9. Mariátegui’s gift
  10. Bibliography (and resume of Mariátegui’s works)

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