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The Concept of Other in Latin American Liberation : Fusing Emancipatory Philosophic Thought and Social Revolt - Eugene Gogol

The Concept of Other in Latin American Liberation

Fusing Emancipatory Philosophic Thought and Social Revolt

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2002
ISBN: 9780739103302
Number Of Pages: 385

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In this exciting new study, Eugene Gogol interweaves three strands that form the intellectual bedrock for the concept of the Other in the Latin American context: Hegel's dialectic of negativity, Marx's humanism, and autochthonal emancipatory thought. From this foundation, the book explores the relation of liberatory philosophic thought to today's social and class movements. Gogol considers the logic of capitalism on Latin American soil, the ecological crisis in Latin America, and the concept and practice of self-liberation. Still one of the most contested terrains of Latin American thought, the Other has been of central concern for many luminary thinkers including Leopoldo Zea, Octavio Paz, and José Carlos Mariátegui. While these writers may not garner much publicity in the world press, the highly public and ongoing struggles of the Zapatistas and Brazil's Landless Workers Movement demonstrate the continuing need to theorize the volatile nature of Latin American social reality.

This will be an important work for people interested in contemporary Latin American thought and new social movements, as well as to philosophers seeking to relate their reflections to social reality, in general. It is certainly a welcome contribution to a scandalously neglected area: Latin American philosophical production. -- Eduardo Mendieta, Professor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University
Gogol's work is a welcome reexamination of the relevance of Hegel and Marx for liberation, and it is a trenchant analysis of Latin American revolutionary thought as a necessary moment for human emancipation in a Hegelian-Marxist dialectic. The Concept of Other in Latin American Liberation is an important contribution for an understanding of Latin American philosophy. -- Mario Saenz, Le Moyne College
This is a masterful study that interweaves Hegel's dialectic of negativity, Marx's humanism, and subjectivity in a strand of Latin American revolutionary thought together with case studies of social movements to create a Latin American philosophy of liberation. . . . It is an ambitious project in which Gogol is eager to engage intellectual trends of both the academic and organic kinds in order to chart a path toward liberation. -- Marc Becker, Truman State University * H-Latam *
A useful and intelligent study of the dialogue between Marxism and revolutionary practice in Latin America today. -- James Petras, SUNY-Binghamton

Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
The Philosophic Foundations of the Other
A Liberating, Negating Power of Other in the Hegelian Dialecticp. 13
Latin American Philosophic Thought: Philophies of Identity, History, and Liberation in Relation to the Hegelian Dialecticp. 51
The Inseparability of Marx's Hegelianism and Humanismp. 89
Jose Carlos Mariategui: Striving to Re-Create Marxism for Peru's Latin American Tierra - A Brief Overviewp. 99
Theology of Liberation's Incomplete Thought-Dive into Marx's Humanismp. 109
Imprisonment of the Other: The Logic of Capitalism on Latin American Soil
Economic Realities: Latin America's Veins Are Still Open - Capitalism's Present-Day Behemoth of Neoliberalismp. 123
Theoretic Foundations: Marx's 'Economics' as Humanism and Philosophyp. 133
Latin American Economic Theoriesp. 149
The Theory of State-Capitalism and Latin Americap. 183
Notes on Nature in Latin America in Relation to a Concept of Nature in Marxp. 195
Self-Liberation of the Other: Revolutionary Subjectivity in Latin America
Comprehending the Zapatistas: Uniting the Force of Ideas with the Force of Armsp. 213
Indigenous Struggles - Dimensions of Ethnicity, Class, and Gender; the Relation of Culture and Resistancep. 241
The Coalescence of Class Struggles and Social Movements: Voices from the Other Mexicop. 279
Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo: Raising a Banner of Freedom in Argentinap. 295
Learning to Participate: The Experience of the MST in Brazilp. 307
Opening a Dialogue: Latin America's Revolutionary Subjectivity and the Thought of Marxp. 329
The Revolutionary Other: In Organization; in Philosophy
Organization and Philosophy: Two Kinds of Revolutionary Subjectivity; Two Kinds of Revolutionary Organizationp. 341
Selected Bibliographyp. 369
Indexp. 377
About the Authorp. 385
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ISBN: 9780739103302
ISBN-10: 073910330X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 385
Published: 1st March 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.76