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Latin American Perspectives

Latin American Perspectives

2017 Impact Factor: 0.575
2017 Ranking: 135/169 in Political Science | 39/68 in Area Studies
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Published in Association with Latin American Perspectives, Inc.
A Journal on Capitalism and Socialism

Managing Editor
Ronald Chilcote University of California, Riverside, USA

eISSN: 1552678X | ISSN: 0094582X | Current volume: 45 | Current issue: 5 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, USA
Donald Bray California State University, Los Angeles, USA
Marjorie Bray California State University, Los Angeles, USA
Rosalind Bresnahan San Bernardino, California, USA
Frances B. Chilcote Laguna Beach, California, USA
Tomás Crowder-Taraborrelli Soka University of America, USA
Jean Hostetler Díaz Riverside, California, USA
Armando Gonzalez-Caban University of California, Riverside, USA
Timothy F. Harding California State University, Los Angeles, USA
Richard Harris California State University, Monterey Bay, USA
Jennifer Hughes University of California, Riverside, USA
George Leddy Los Angeles Valley College, USA
Sheryl Lutjens California State University, San Marcos, USA
Rhonda Neugebauer University of California, Riverside, USA
Jonathan Ritter University of California, Riverside, USA
Jan Rus CESMECA, San Cristóbal, Mexico
Ward Schinke Riverside Community College, USA
Paulo Simões California State University, Fullerton, USA
Miguel Tinker Salas Pomona College, USA
Kristi M. Wilson Soka University of America, USA
Associate Editors
Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
William Aviles University of Nebraska at Kearney, USA
Bernadete Beserra Universidade Federal de Ceará, Brazil
Julie Charlip Whitman College, USA
Gary Dymski University of California, Riverside, USA
Alberto Garcia California State University, Northridge, USA
Derrick Hindery University of Oregon, USA
Gary Hytrek California State University, Long Beach, USA
Mônica Dias Martins Universidade Estadual do Ceará
Stephanie Moore Peruvian Oral History Project, USA
Dolores Paris El Colef, Tijuana, Mexico
Richard Potter The American Jewish University, USA
Cecilia M Santos University of San Francisco, USA
Richard Stahler-Sholk Eastern Michigan University, USA
Steven Topik University of California, Irvine, USA
Laura Velasco Ortiz El Colef, Tijuana, Mexico
Clare Weber California State University, Dominguez Hills, USA
Russell White Kent, Washington, USA
Heather L. Williams Pomona College, USA
Tamar Diana Wilson San José de Cabo, Mexico
Honorary Editors
Atilio Borón Buenos Aires, Argentina
Norma Chinchilla California State University, Long Beach, USA
James Cockcroft State University of New York, USA
Hector Diaz-Polanco UNAM, Mexico
Joel C. Edelstein New Jersey, USA
Adolfo Gilly UNAM, México, Mexico
Martha Gimenez University of Colorado (Emeritus), USA
Georg M. Gugelberger University of California, Riverside, USA
Nora Hamilton University of Southern California, USA
Dale Johnson Rutgers University, USA
Susanne Jonas University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
James Levy University of New South Wales, Australia
Michael Löwy Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France
Florencia Mallon University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
José Nun Buenos Aires, Argentina
James O'Connor University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
James Petras State University of New York, Birmingham, USA
Emir Sader UFRJ, Brazil
Hobart A. Spalding, Jr. City University of New York, USA
Steven Stern University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Edelberto Torres-Rivas FLACSO, Chile
Mary Kay Vaughn University of Maryland, USA
Steve Volk Oberlin College, USA
Hilbourne Watson Bucknell University, USA
Participating Editors
Paul Almeida University of California, Merced, USA
Miguel A. Altieri University of California, Berkeley, USA
Álejandro Álvarez Béjar UNAM, Mexico
Thomas Angotti City University of New York, USA
Ricardo Antunes UNICAMP, Brazil
Robert Austin Chile
Florence Babb The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
David Barkin UAM-Xochimilco, Mexico
Marc Becker Truman State University, USA
Emelio Betances Gettysburg College, USA
Armando Boito UNICAMP, Brazil
Barry Carr La Trobe University, Australia
Julio Carranza Valdés UNESCO, Montevideo, Uruguay
James Cypher Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Mexico
Raúl Delgado Wise Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Mexico
Carmen Diana Deere University of Florida, USA
Haroldo Dilla Instituto de Estudios Internacionales de la Universidad Arturo Prat, Chile
Elizabeth Dore University of Southampton, UK
Paul Dosh Macalester College, USA
Alex Dupuy Wesleyan University, USA
Susan Eckstein Boston University, School of Medicine, USA
Steve Ellner Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela
Nicole Fabricant Towson University, USA
Linda C. Farthing La Paz, Bolivia
Adriela Fernandez Purdue University, USA
Marco A. Gandasegui CELA, Panama
James N. Green Brown University, USA
Jawdat Abu El Haj Universidade Federal de Ceará, Brazil
John Hammond City University of New York, USA
Neil Harvey New Mexico State University, USA
Daniel Hellinger Webster University, USA
Rafael Hernández ICAIC, Havana, Cuba
Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo CIESAS, Mexico City, Mexico
Clara E. Irazabal University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
Stephen Lewis California State University, Chico, USA
Joao Roberto Martins Filho Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Brazil
Adam Morton University of Sydney, Australia
Sara Motta The University of Newcastle, Australia
Ronaldo Munck Dublin City University, Ireland
Nemer E. Narchi Colegio de Michoacán, Mexico
Mercedes Olivera Bustamante CESMECA-UNICACH, San Cristóbal, Mexico
Kemy Oyarzun Universidad de Chile, Chile
Tania Pellegrini Universidad de São Carlos, Brazil
Anthony Pereira King's College London, UK
Daniel Polk Morongo Valley, California, USA
Pablo Pozzi University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Angel Quintero Rivera Cerep, Inc., USA
Bernardo Ricupero Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil, Brazil
William Robinson University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Alfredo Saad Filho SOAS, University of London, UK
Arturo Santamaria Gomez Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa, Mexico
Verónica Silva UNAM, México, Mexico
Boaventura d. Sousa Santos University of Coimbra, Portugal
Anthony Spanakos Montclair State University, USA
Luís Suárez Salazar Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba, Cuba
Harry Vanden University of South Florida, USA
Carlos Vilas Buenos Aires, Argentina
Roberta Villalón St. John's University, USA
Jeffery R. Webber University of London, UK
Cliff Welch Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
Kevin A. Young University of Massachussets at Amherst, USA
Associate Managing Editors
Marjorie Bray California State University, Los Angeles, USA
Rosalind Bresnahan California State University, USA
George Leddy Los Angeles Valley College, USA
Film Review Editors
Tomás Crowder-Taraborrelli Soka University of America, USA
Kristi M. Wilson Soka University of America, USA
Coordinating Secretary
Aiskell Román Riverside, California, USA
Podcast Host
Alexander Scott Riverside, CA, USA
Social Media Coordinator
Arman Azed Irvine, CA, USA
Book Review Editor
George Leddy Los Angeles Valley College, USA
Book Review Coordinator
Julie Nogueda Riverside, CA, USA
Manuscript Coordinator
Frances B. Chilcote Laguna Beach, California, USA
Manuscript Editor
Barbara Metzger Laguna Beach, CA, USA
Photography Editor
James Lerager Riverside, California, USA
Fátima Ruiz Chino, CA, USA
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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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