Selected Works of Jose Carlos Mariategui

Selected Works of Jose Carlos Mariategui

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Author/Contributor(s): Noakes, Christian
Publisher: Iskra Books
Date: 02/20/2021
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW

Jos̩e Carlos Mariategui was born in Moquegua, Peru, to a poor mestizo family on July 14, 1894. Considered by many to be the father of Latin American Communism, he is celebrated for being the first person to utilize Marxist methods of analysis in order to better understand concrete reality in Peru and for carving a path to revolution based off of these particular historical conditions. As such, he was one of the first Latin American socialists to acknowledge the revolutionary potential of the peasantry and Indigenous peoples. Rather than take a paternalistic or humanitarian position, Mariategui believed that these overlapping groups needed to be the architects of their own liberation and to do so using their own cultural knowledge, experience, and language.