Latin America: Underdevelopment or Revolution
Essays on the Development of Underdevelopment and the Immediate Enemy

Frank, Andre Gunder
Publisher:  Monthly Review Press, USA
Year Published:  1970   First Published:  1969
Pages:  409pp   ISBN:  978-0-85345-165-5
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX8984

It is the colonial structure of world capitalism, in Frank's view, which produced and maintains the underdevelopment characteristic of Latin America and the rest of the Third World.


Table of Contents


Part I
1. The Development of Underdevelopment

Part II: The Emperor's Clothes
2. Sociology of Development and Underdevelopment of Sociology
3. Functionalism and Dialectics
4. Economic Politics or Political Economy
5. Triple Delusion
6. Mr Heilbroner's Rhetoric and Reality
7. Liberal Anthropology vs Liberation Anthropology

Part III: Economic Imperialism
8. Aid or Exploitation?
9. Mechanics of Imperialism
10. Latin American Economic Integration
11. Invisible Foreign Services or National Economic Development?
12. The Economics of Military Government
13. The Strategic Weakness of the Johnson Doctrine

Part IV: Internal Colonialist and Class Politics
14. Dialectic, not Dual Society
15. Capitalist Latifundio Growth in Latin America
16. Rural Economic Structure and Peasant Political Power
17. Varieties of Land Reform
18. Instability and Integration in Urban Latin America
19. Mexico: The Janus Faces of 20th Century Bourgeois Revolution
20. The Mexican Democracy of Pablo González Casanova
21. The Brazilian Pre-Revolution of Celso Furtado
22. The National Bourgeoisie and the Military Coup in Brazil
23. Destroy Capitalism, not Feudalism
24. Class, Politics, and Debray

Part V: Who is the Immediate Enemy?
25. Capitalist Underdevelopment or Socialist Revolution.

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