The Veins of the South Are Still Open: Debates Around the Imperialism of Our Time
Edited by Emiliano López
9788194592518 | PB | pp. 178 | 2020 | LeftWord Books
Inequality is tangible in the oppressed of the south. The essays in this book argue against neo-liberal globalization and the ‘there’s no choice’ argument.
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Inequality is not an abstraction or a mere theoretical speculation; it makes itself tangible in the bodies of the oppressed from the South. Imperialism is the most appropriate category to understand this global inequality.
Understanding how imperialism acts today, through which mechanism it acts, defining the depth of its crisis and the possibilities of alternative hegemonies, allows us to re-edit our commitment to the liberation of our people in the Global South. It helps us realize that, to the greatest extent possible, we should close the wound that implies the spoliation of our bodies, our culture, our common goods and our jobs.
The essays in this book argue against neoliberal globalization, against the ‘there’s no choice’ argument. They call into question the role that imperialist countries give to our Southern economies as the ones that guarantee cheap food; the new (old) forms of labour exploitation; the characteristics of competence between large-scale capitals; a new military strategy of the United States in the context of the crisis of its hegemonic project; and the nodal points to interpret the hegemonic succession we are living in as an opportunity and as a risk at the same time.
Prabhat Patnaik, Emiliano López, John Smith, E. Ahmet Tonak, Atilio A. Borón, Gabriel E. Merino
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About the Contributors
Atilio A. Borón is a political scientist and sociologist. He has been a professor at the Social Sciences Faculty of the University of Buenos Aires since 1986.
E. Ahmet Tonak is a political economist who teaches at the Economics Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Emiliano López is an economist and Assistant Professor at the University of La Plata.
Gabriel E. Merino is a sociologist who specializes in the social analysis of politics and economy in contemporary Argentina.
John Smith is an independent researcher and writer based in Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Prabhat Patnaik retired as Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
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