Dependency theory is currently being challenged by a fresh application of classic Marxist principles combined with thinking from Marxist structuralism. The result is a body of work that emphasizes the importance of the mode of production rather than markets or exchange relations. Essays from opposing viewpoints have been collected in this volume to study the Third World and discuss the progressive or regressive role of capitalism in developing countries whether production in them is capitalist or pre-capitalist, and re-emphasize the importance of class relations in development. As a review of the complex theoretical issues involved and the intellectual history behind them, the book has much to offer both specialists and students.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Roanald H Chilcote Dependency or Mode of Production? Theoretical IssuesPART ONE: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVESImperialism and Progress - Aijaz AhmadIdeologies in Theories of Imperialism and Dependency - Carlos JohnsonPART TWO: CASE STUDIES IN DEPENDENCY AND MODES OF PRODUCTION ANALYSESImperialism, Social Classes, and the State in Peru, 1890-1930 - Aníbal QuijanoInterpreting Social Change in Guatemala - Norma Stoltz Chinchilla Modernization, Dependency, and Articulation of Modes of ProductionPART THREE: WORLD-SYSTEM AND CLASS ANALYSESCrisis and Transformation of Dependency in the World-System - André Gunder FrankSurplus Labor and Class Formation on the Latin American Periphery - Henry VeltmeyerClass Analysis and Dependency - Dale L Johnson