Explore the work of Latin America’s foremost Marxist thinker with one of his most acute interpreters
Mariátegui is not only the most important Marxist thinker of Latin America, but an author who can be compared to some of the greatest European Marxist thinkers of the 1920’s (the young Gramsci, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch). The key innovation of his heterodox Romantic interpretation of Marxism is the concept of “Inca communism” and the emphasis on indigenous communitarian traditions for the development of a modern socialist strategy for Peru and Latin America.
Michael Löwy is Research Director of Sociology at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. His books include Redemption and Utopia: Liberation Judaism in Central Europe, Marxism in Latin America and The War of the Gods: Religion and Politics in Latin America.
144 Richard Hoggart Building, Lewisham Way, Goldsmiths, University of London
29 Nov 2016, 5.30-7.00pm