Latin American Perspectives

Latin American Perspectives

A Journal on Capitalism and Socialism
2014 Impact Factor: 0.404
2014 Ranking: 119/161 in Political Science | 34/65 in Area Studies
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)
Latin American Perspectives, Inc.

Managing Editor
Ronald Chilcote University of California, Riverside, USA

eISSN: 1552678X| ISSN: 0094582X|Current volume: 43|Current issue: 3 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Latin American Perspectives is a theoretical and scholarly journal for discussion and debate on the political economy of capitalism, imperialism, and socialism in the Americas. Most issues focus on a single problem, nation, or region, providing an in-depth look from participants and scholars throughout the Americas.


In six thematic issues per year, Latin American Perspectives provides

  • Critical analysis and discussion of Latin America's political economy—capitalism, imperialism, and socialism
  • In-depth articles about the movements, ideas, and conflicts shaping the course of events in the region
  • Access to the voices of Latin America's critical intellectuals and leading activists


Latin American Perspectives offers a vital multidisciplinary view of the powerful forces that shape the Americas. Disciplines covered include:

  • ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL ECONOMY: Neoliberalism and the struggle for alternatives, the internationalization of capital and production, the informal sector, fair trade
  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: U.S. hegemony and Latin American challenges, grassroots globalization, regional integration, and international solidarity
  • HISTORY: The trajectory of social and political movements, exile, Latin American and the international Left
  • SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS: Class, migration, labor organization, new social movements, human rights
  • GEOGRAPHY AND ECOLOGY: Struggles over the privatization of natural resources, the fate of the rainforests, tourism and ecotourism, shanty-towns and the urban environment
  • ANTHROPOLOGY: Indigenous and Afro-Latin American movements and resistance, migration and transnational communities, ethnogenesis and borders
  • WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES: National feminisms, sexual identity movements, women in social movements, migration and gender, transforming family and domestic relations
  • LITERATURE AND CULTURE: Manifestos and chronicles by leaders and participants in social movements, memory, mass and alternative media, censorship and the free movement of scholars, artists, and ideas
  • CRITICAL THEORY: Testimonio reconsidered, cultural hybridity, critical pedagogy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE: Democratization, popular versus liberal democracy, civil society and the state, military regimes, and repression

Latin American Perspectives is a theoretical and scholarly journal for discussion and debate on the political economy of capitalism, imperialism, and socialism in the Americas. The journal's objective is to encourage class analysis of sociocultural realities and political strategies to transform Latin American sociopolitical structures. The journal makes a conscious effort to publish a diversity of political viewpoints, both Marxist and non-Marxist perspectives, that have influenced progressive debates in Latin America.

Collective of Coordinating Editors
William Bollinger California State University, Los Angeles
Donald Bray California State University Los Angeles
Marjorie Bray California State University Los Angeles
Rosalind Bresnahan San Bernardino
Frances B. Chilcote Laguna Beach
Tomás Crowder-Taraborrelli Soka University of America
Alberto Garcia California State University, Northridge, California
Armando Gonzalez-Caban University of California, Riverside, USA
Timothy F. Harding California State University Los Angeles
Richard Harris California State University, Monterey Bay, CA
Jean Hostetler Díaz Riverside
Jennifer Hughes University of California, Riverside
George Leddy Los Angeles Valley College
Sheryl Lutjens California State University, San Marcos
Stephanie Moore Peruvian Oral History Project
Jonathan Ritter University of California, Riverside
Jan Rus CESMECA, San Cristóbal
Ward Schinke Riverside Community College
Paulo Simões California State University, Fullerton
Miguel Tinker Salas Pomona College, USA
Dolores Trevizo Occidental College
Clare Weber California State University, Dominguez Hills
Kristi M. Wilson Soka University of America
Editorial Management Group
Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
William Aviles University of Nebraska, Kearney
Bernadete Beserra Universidade Federal de Ceará
Julie Charlip Whitman College
Silvana De Paula University of California, Riverside
Mônica Dias Martins Universidade Estadual do Ceará
Gary Dymski University of California, Riverside
Derrick Hindery University of Oregon
Gary Hytrek California State University, Long Beach
Maria D. Paris Pombo El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, México
Cecilia M Santos University of San Francisco
Richard Stahler-Sholk Eastern Michigan University
Steven Topik Politics and Society, University of California, Irvine
Laura Velasco Ortiz El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, México
Russell White Kent, Washington
Heather L. Williams Pomona College, USA
Tamar Diana Wilson University of Missouri
Participating Editors
Jawdat Abu El Haj Universidade Federal de Ceará
Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo CIESAS, Mexico City
Paul Almeida University of California, Merced
Álejandro Álvarez Béjar UNAM, Mexico
Thomas Angotti CUNY, New York
Ricardo Antunes UNICAMP, Brazil
Robert Austin CECATP, Chile
Florence Babb University of Florida
David Barkin Autonomous Metropolitan University, Mexico
Marc Becker Truman State University
Emelio Betances Gettysburg College, PA
Armando Boito UNICAMP, Brazil
Barry Carr La Trobe University
Julio Carranza Valdés UNESCO, Montevideo
James Cypher Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Mexico
Carmen Diana Deere University of Florida, USA
Raúl Delgado Wise Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Mexico
Haroldo Dilla Chile
Elizabeth Dore University of Southampton
Paul Dosh Macalester College
Alex Dupuy Wesleyan University
Susan Eckstein Boston University - School of Medicine
Steve Ellner Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela
Nicole Fabricant  
Adriela Fernandez Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Alfredo Saad Filho SOAS, University of London, UK
Marco A. Gandasegui University of Panama and CELA, Panama
Adolfo Gilly UNAM, Mexico City
James N. Green Brown University
John Hammond CUNY, New York
Neil Harvey New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
Daniel Hellinger Webster University
Rafael Hernández ICAIC, Havana
Clara E. Irazabal  
Stephen Lewis California State University, Chico
Joao Roberto Martins Filho Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo
Adam Morton The University of Sydney
Sara Motta The University of Newcastle, Australia
Ronaldo Munck Dublin City University, Ireland
Nemer E. Narchi  
Mercedes Olivera Bustamante CESMECA-UNICACH, San Cristóbal
Kemy Oyarzun Universidad de Chile, Chile
Tania Pelligrini Universidad de São Carlos
Anthony Pereira Tulane University, USA
James Cesar Pino Kent State University, USA
Pablo Pozzi University of Buenos Aires
Bernardo Ricupero Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil
Angel Quintero Rivera Cerep, Inc.
William Robinson University of California at Santa Barbara
Emir Sader UFRJ, Brazil
Arturo Santamaria Gomez Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa
Boaventura de Sousa Santos University of Coimbra, Portugal
Luís Suárez Salazar Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba
Harry Vanden University of South Florida
Carlos Vilas Buenos Aires
Roberta Villalón St. Johns University
Steve Volk Oberlin College
Jeffrey R. Webber University of London
Cliff Welch Universidade Federal de São Paulo
Kevin A. Young University of Massachussets at Amherst, USA
Honorary Editors
Atilio Borón  
Norma Chinchilla California State University, Long Beach
James Cockcroft  
Hector Diaz-Polanco  
Joel C. Edelstein  
Martha Gimenez University of Colorado (Emeritus), USA
Georg M. Gugelberger  
Nora Hamilton University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles
Dale Johnson  
Susanne Jonas University of California, Santa Cruz
James Levy  
Michael Löwy Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France
Florencia Mallon University of Wisconsin - Madison, Chile
José Nun  
James O'Connor University of California, Santa Cruz
James Petras State University of New York, Birningham
Emir Sader UFRJ, Brazil
Hobart A. Spalding, Jr. Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
Steven Stern University of Wisconsin-Madison
Edelberto Torres-Rivas  
Mary Kay Vaughn University of Maryland, College Park
Hilbourne Watson Bucknell University, Lewisburg
Associate Managing Editors
Rosalind Bresnahan California State University, USA
George Leddy Los Angeles Valley College
Jan Rus CESMECA, San Cristóbal
Book and Film Review Editors
Tomás Crowder-Taraborrelli Soka University of America
Kristi M. Wilson Soka University of America
Coordinating Secretary
Outreach Coordinator
Translation Coordinator
Jan Rus CESMECA, San Cristóbal
Manuscript Coordinator
Frances B. Chilcote Laguna Beach
Manuscript Editor
Photography Editor
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  • MANUSCRIPT REVIEW PROCESS: The editorial board comprises Participating Editors, Honorary Editors, Associate Editors, and Coordinating Editors who read and evaluate manuscripts. Any one or more of these editors may be responsible for organizing a special issue.

    Manuscripts are normally evaluated by two Participating Editors (at least one Latin American) and two members of the Editorial Collective. The Editorial Collective consists of the Coordinating Editors, who make decisions and who are assisted by the Associate Editors and by Interns. The Collective decides if the manuscript is to be accepted in its present form, returned to the author for revision, deferred for resubmission, or rejected. In all decisions, the reviewers’ signed comments will be sent to the author. Either a Coordinating Editor or an Issue Editor will serve as liaison between the author and other editors. For authors who so wish, the liaison will provide editorial assistance or settle any substantial disagreement among reviewers. An author who feels that important views have been rejected may appeal; this will be reviewed by all Coordinating Editors.

    Manuscripts submitted should be no longer than 25 pages, double-spaced, in English, Spanish, Portuguese, or French. Submit two hard copies and a disk containing the manuscript (in Microsoft Word document format) along with an abstract of 150 words (including emphasis on the manuscript’s theoretical contribution), 5 keywords, and current biographical information (a maximum of 25 words). Please conform to journal style as dictated by our style sheet that can be obtained on request from the Publisher, the Managing Editor at, or the website at A copy of the final revised manuscript saved on a CD-R or floppy disk should be included along with the final revised hard copy.

    Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal. Manuscripts and questions about the editorial process should be sent to the Managing Editor, Latin American Perspectives, P.O. Box 5703, Riverside, CA 92517-5703.

    For information on upcoming publications and submission guidelines, please visit LAP on the website at The editorial office can be reached by e-mail:

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