This year, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Dialectics of Dependency, Monthly Review Press released the first-ever English translation of Ruy Mauro Marini’s classic – one of the most important texts in the field of Latin American Dependency Theory. An event celebrating its release was held in mid September at The People’s Forumd which you can watch below.
Together with Jaime Osorio, Amanda Latimer co-edited and translated The Dialectics of Dependency (Monthly Review Press, 2022). She teaches politics and sociology at Kingston University (UK). Her research examines how Brazilian workers and social movements cut across lines of difference, nation and region to combat the race to the bottom facing workers everywhere in struggles against neoliberal trade deals.
Joseph Mullen (chair) is member of the Cadre Journal, an anti-imperialist network that supports struggles in the Global South. He is also involved with the Arghiri Emmanuel Association, dedicated to theoretical discussion of unequal exchange and imperialism.
Cristóbal Reyes is a Mexican economist. He is a professor at the School of Economics of the National Polytechnic Institute (Mexico). He is currently pursuing a PhD in Latin American Studies, and is co-author of two books on Marxist dependency theory. Together with Jaime Osorio, he maintains the online archive of works by Ruy Mauro Marini at Marini Escritos.
Phethani Madzivhandila is a Pan Africanist Marxist Historian and an activist based in Azania (South Africa). If not reading historical literature or thinking about the Revolution, he spends most of his time missing Walter Rodney and imagining a world without capitalism. His research interests draw from the historical and current development of racial capitalism in Africa and how it influences the social relations of agrarian change in rural areas.
Chris Gilbert is a professor of political studies at the Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela and creator and co-host of Escuela de Cuadros, a Marxist educational television program and podcast. Gilbert is the author of Commune or Nothing! Venezuela’s Communal Movement and Its Socialist Project (Monthly Review Press, 2023).
Andy Higginbottom supports movements fighting extractivism, neocolonialism and oppression in Latin America, South Africa and the Eelam Tamils. His most recent publication is “Superexploitation and the Imperialist Drive of Capitalism: How Marini’s ‘Dialectics of Dependency’ Goes beyond Marx’s ‘Capital’” (Monthly Review 74(11), April 2023). He is a retired Associate Professor at Kingston University (UK).