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Two meetings between marxism and Latin America

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André Kaysel Velasco e Cruz
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD)
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Examining board members:
Bernardo Ricupero; Lincoln Ferreira Secco; Marco Aurélio Nogueira de Oliveira e Silva
Advisor: Bernardo Ricupero

This dissertation presents the results from a comparative analysis of the national issue based on the works of the Brazilian historian Caio Prado Jr. And hose of Peruvian José Carlos Mariátegui. Considering the hypothesis that one of the most important dilemmas faced by the latin-american marxism was to develop proper answers for the sub continents national issue, is possible to say that the approaches of both authors offered similar solutions using the Marxist method in a creative way to understand their local realities when addressing the national issue as the nations unfinished construction. However, it was necessary to go beyond this common element and demonstrate the different ways in which both authors have undertaken their political and intellectual endeavors. Therefore, the work was divided into two parts, at the first it was made a comparative reconstruction of the historical contexts of Brazil and Peru as well as of the different moments of the communist movement n which both authors acted. In the second part the comparison was between the works of the Brazilian and Peruvian authors around some common themes. With this interconnected reconstruction of text and contexts, not only the differences and the similarities between Prados and Mariáteguis works could be pointed out, but also their fundamental contributions to the establishment of a particular latin-american marxism. (AU)