Does it make sense to talk about imperialism to understand the current moment? How do imperialist dynamics in this context of global capitalism relate to the political situation Brazil is going through today? These are some of the issues addressed in the book Introduction to Late Imperialism, which should be released in December and has already opened its pre-sale through the website Catarse.
Published by Ruptura Editorial and Lavrapalavra, the book is organized by historian and professor Luís Eduardo Fernandes and brings together articles by renowned Marxists and young researchers from Brazil and the world.
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Among the authors are the Franco-Egyptian Third World economist, Samir Amin; the author of Imperialism in the Twenty First Century: Globalization, Super-Exploitation, and Capitalism’s Final Crisis, John Smith; political economy expert Intan Suwandi; the retired full professor at the University of Coimbra, António Avelãs Nunes; co-author of the book A Theory of Imperialism, Prabhat Patnaik. Composing the selection of Brazilian researchers are, among others, Marcelo Braz and Juliane Furno, columnist for the Brazil in fact.
The dynamics that imply the withdrawal of wealth from the so-called peripheral countries to the central ones, global monopolies, the updating of this logic through technological frontiers are some of the approaches that not only update the debate on imperialism, but also insert it in the way it reverberates in our daily lives.
The collection of essays is the first publication of the new Crítica do Imperialismo collection. Aiming to resume the critical tradition of anti-imperialist struggles, the collection arises from the understanding that open debates on the subject have lost ground since the end of the Cold War.
“Replaced by the often tame critique of ‘globalization’ or the ‘new world order’, in academic circles, and even in certain spaces of militancy, anti-imperialist positions go through outdated, inappropriate, or even outdated, as if imperialism had fallen by the Berlin Wall”, argue the publishers who launch the collection.
Interweaving issues such as racism, fascism, religion and human rights, the book Introduction to Late Imperialism defends the relevance and importance of anti-imperialist struggles in Brazil and in the world.
Edition: Vinícius Segalla