Theory and Practice for an Embattled South in a New Imperial Age
Author:John S Saul
Publisher:Three Essays Collective – Delhi
About the Book
Saul interrogates the reality of “under development” in an unequal world, one driven principally by western power and capitalist profit-seeking and supported by inequalities of power and influence within the countries of the “Third World” themselves. Suggesting fresh ways to consider the dynamic of the situation, Saul also seeks to rethink the manner of linking a necessary class based struggle with progressive assertion rooted in the demands of gender equality and progressive identity politics. In doing so, he look towards a synthesis of democratic, socialist and anti-imperialist sensibilities and invites scholars and activist alike to involve themselves in the kind of intellectual activism that can better underpin concrete and shared struggles, local, national, regional and global.
About the Author
John S. Saul, has worked and taught in Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa and in his
native Canada where he is Professor Emeritus of Social and Political Science at Toronto’s York University. He is author or editor of some fifteen books, including Essays on the Political Economy of Africa(With Giovanni Arrighi); Socialism in Mozambique; Namibia’s Liberation Struggle: The Two – Edged Sword(with Colin Leys); Recolonization and Resistance: Southern Africa in the 1990s; and last year, The Next
Liberation Struggle: Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in Southern Africa. He is currently working on a history of the region-wide thirty years war for Southern African liberation, 1960-1990, and its aftermath.