Class Struggle Back on the Agenda in Latin America
James Petras and
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James Petras: Professor Emeritus, Sociology, Binghamton University, New York
Henry Veltmeyer: Professor, Development Studies, Universidad Autonoma Zacatecas, Mexico
Journal of Developing Societies, 2018, vol. 34, issue 1, 103-121
The article analyzes the role of the class struggle in the process of capitalist development unfolding on the Latin American periphery of the world system. The central argument is that each advance in the capitalist development process has generated a commensurate response from the working and popular classes in the form of resistance and a class struggle. Emphasis is placed on the contemporary dynamics of development and the resistance, and the particular form taken by the class struggle in the â€˜neoliberal eraâ€™ of capitalist development and extractive capitalism in the region.
Keywords: Class struggle; Latin America; capitalist development; extractive capitalism; US imperialism; antisystemic; social movements; resistance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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