Description : José Carlos Mariátegui is one of Latin America’s most profound but overlooked thinkers. A self-taught journalist, social scientist, and activist from Peru, he was the first to emphasize that those fighting for the revolutionary transformation of society must adapt classical Marxist theory to the particular conditions of Latin American. He also stressed that indigenous peoples must take an active, if not leading, role in any revolutionary struggle. Today Latin America is the scene of great social upheaval. More progressive governments are in power than ever before, and grassroots movements of indigenous peoples, workers, and peasants are increasingly shaping the political landscape. The time is perfect for a rediscovery of Mariátegui, who is considered an intellectual precursor of today’s struggles in Latin America but virtually unknown in the English-speaking world. This volume collects his essential writings, including many that have never been translated and some that have never been published. The scope of this collection, masterful translation, and thoughtful commentary make it an essential book for scholars of Latin America and all of those fighting for a new world, waiting to be born.
Description : This monograph on José Carlos Mariátegui, the seminal Latin American Marxist theorist, provides original readings of key writings through the lens of his understudied poetics, illuminating their full political meaning and impact. It offers insightful critiques of overlooked intellectuals, especially female, whom he championed. These readings are fully contextualized through comprehensive study of complex sociopolitical conditions and backgrounds, providing new thinking on Mariátegui, his contemporaries and Peruvian modernity that will benefit academics and students today.
Description : Una de las grandes divisas de los conglomerados humanos lo constituye el ejercicio de recuperacion y sistematizacion de su memoria historica. El presente libro se inscribe dentro de esa tradicion intelectual y praxeologica. El mismo representa un empeno teorico audaz de aproximacion critica al legado de uno de los grandes pensadores de la cultura Nuestro- Americana del siglo XX: el peruano Jose Carlos Mariategui. En el itinerario de la exposicion discursiva, el autor despliega con efectividad epistemica un enfoque de interpretacion y a su vez de reconstruccion creativa de las dimensiones humanista y estetica de dicho legado, de indudable significacion para los procesos emancipatorios contemporaneos."
Description : 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.
Description : "Interesting use of the illegal night performance of a Swiss dancer in the cemetery to establish the focus for an excellent political biography of Mariâategui's early career. The young Peruvian Marxist was in attendance at the ceremony and many of the participants were subsequently arrested, including Mariâategui. According to Stein, this 'tectonic experience' set the young writer and leftist on the path to a greater militancy and resistance to existing conditions in Peruvian society. Highly psycho-analytic approach. Author brings a deep understanding of Peru and the peasantry to this unique analysis"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Description : Jose Carlos Mariategui is widely considered one of Latin America's greatest Marxist theoreticians and activists and remains nearly unknown in the English-speaking world. This collection of essays is an attempt to introduce the breadth and depth of Mariategui's thought to a new generation of English-speaking students of history, philosophy, literature, radical theory and practice.