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Jeffery Webber

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Department of Politics

Associate Professor

Office: Ross S665
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 30087
Email: jrwebber@yorku.ca
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Jeffery R. Webber is a political economist with research interests in Latin America, Marxism, social theory, the history of the Left, international development, capitalism and nature, imperialism, the politics of class and social oppression, and social movements. He is author or co-author of four books – The Last Day of Oppression, and the First Day of the Same: The Politics and Economics of the New Latin American Left (2017); Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America, with Todd Gordon (2016); Red October: Left-Indigenous Struggles in Modern Bolivia (2012); and From Rebellion to Reform: Class Struggle, Indigenous Liberation, and the Politics of Evo Morales (2011). He is also the co-editor of two books – Crisis and Contradiction: Marxist Perspectives on Latin America in the Global Political Economy, with Susan Spronk (2015); and The New Latin American Left: Cracks in the Empire, with Barry Carr (2013). Before coming to York Webber taught at Goldsmiths, University of London, Queen Mary University of London, and the University of Regina. He has lectured across Europe, North America, and Latin America, and sat on the editorial board of Historical Materialism (2008-2019).

Webber is presently at work on two book manuscripts: Impasse of the Latin America Left, 1998-2019, co-authored with Franck Gaudichaud and Massimo Modonesi; and The Latin American Crucible: Politics and Power in the New Era (under contract with Verso).

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Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto
Masters, McGill University
BA Honours, McGill University

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

Latin American and Caribbean Studies , International, Marxism, Class and forms of social oppression, Social Movements, Political Economy
Books

Publication
Year

Fin de partie? Amérique latine : les expériences progressistes dans l’impasse (co-authored with Franck Gaudichaud and Massimo Modonesi)

2020

Los gobiernos progresistas latinoamericanos del siglo XXI: Ensayos de interpretación (co-authored with Franck Gaudichaud and Massimo Modonesi)

2019

The Last Day of Oppression, and the First Day of the Same: The Politics and Economics of the New Latin American Left

2017

Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America (co-authored with Todd Gordon)

2016

Crisis and Contradiction: Marxist Perspectives on Latin America in the Global Political Economy (co-edited with Susan Spronk)

2015

Red October: Left-Indigenous Struggles in Modern Bolivia

2012

The New Latin American Left: Cracks in the Empire (co-edited with Barry Carr)

2012

From Rebellion to Reform in Bolivia: Class Struggle, Indigenous Liberation, and the Politics of Evo Morales

2011

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Race, Class, and the Left in Brexit Britain” (co-authored with Adam Hanieh), Spectre, 3, forthcoming 2021.

2021

"By Our Own Means: Everyday Revolutionaries in Allende’s Chile," Spectre, 1, 1, 2020: 90-96.

2020

"Choosing Between Life and Capital in Latin America: An Interview with Jeffery R. Webber," Marxist Left Review, 20 (Winter), 2020: 165-189.

2020

“A Great Little Man: The Shadow of Jair Bolsonaro,” Historical Materialism, 28, 1, 2020: 3-49.

2020

“Complex Stratification in the World System: Capitalist Totality and Geopolitical Fragmentation,” (co-authored with Todd Gordon), Science and Society, 84, 1, 2020: 95-125.

2020

“Late-Fascism in Brazil? Theoretical Reflections,” Rethinking Marxism, 32, 2, 2020: 151-167.

2020

"Resurrection of the Dead, Exaltation of the New Struggles: Marxism, Class Conflict, and Social Movement,” Historical Materialism, 27, 1, 2019: 5-54.

2019

“La Larga crisis brasileña: Un debate,” (co-editor and co-author of introduction with Juan Grigera), Herramienta Web 26, 2019.

2019

“René Zavaleta Symposium: Introduction,” Historical Materialism, 27, 3, 2019: 77-82.

2019

“The Long Brazilian Crisis: A Forum,” Historical Materialism (co-editor and co-author of introduction with Juan Grigera), 27, 2, 2019: 59-21.

2019

“Canadian Capital and Secondary Imperialism” (co-authored with Todd Gordon), Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, 15, 1, 2018: 72-89.

2018

"Return of the Strike: A Forum on the Teachers Rebellion in the United States,” in Historical Materialism (Editor and author of introduction), 26,4, 2018: 119-163.

2018

"Social Theory from the South,” New Left Review, II, 103 (Jan-Feb): 151-160, 2017.

2017

“Contemporary Latin American Inequality: Class Struggle, Decolonization, and the Limits of Liberal Citizenship,” Latin American Research Review, 52, 2: 281-299, 2017.

2017

“Evo Morales, el transformismmo y la consolidación del capitalismo agrario en Bolivia,” Cuestión Agraria, No. 2, 2017.

2017

“Evo Morales, Transformismo, and the Consolidation of Agrarian Capitalism in Bolivia, 2006-2016,” Journal of Agrarian Change, 17, 2: 330-347, 2017.
*Shortlisted for the 2017 Journal of Agrarian Change Bernstein and Byres Prize

2017

“Evo Morales and the Political Economy of Passive Revolution in Bolivia, 2006-2015,” Third World Quarterly, 37, 10: 1855-1876, 2016.

2016

“Idle No More: An Introduction to the Symposium on Glen Coulthard’s Red Skin, White Masks,” Historical Materialism, 24, 3: 3-29, 2016.

2016

“Dual Powers, Class Compositions, and the Venezuelan People,” Historical Materialism, 23, 2: 189-227, 2015.

2015

“Green Development?,” New Left Review, II, 96 (Nov-Dec): 139-147, 2015.

2015

“Hypotheses on Hope,” Radical Philosophy, 192: 48-51, 2015.

2015

“New Forms, Old Problems,” Radical Philosophy, 190 (March-April): 43-46, 2015.

2015

“Rebel Dawn,” New Left Review, II, 91 (January-February): 149-160, 2015.

2015

“Teatro Político en Bolivia,” Herramienta, 56: 41-51, 2015.

2015

“The Indigenous Community as ‘Living Organism’: José Carlos Mariátegui, Romantic Marxism, and Extractive Capitalism in the Andes,” Theory and Society, 44, 6: 575-598, 2015.

2015

“Canadian Geopolitics in Post-Coup Honduras,” (co-authored with Todd Gordon), Critical Sociology, 40, 4: 601-620, 2014.

2014

“Evo Morales and the MST in Bolivia: Continuities and Discontinuities in Agrarian Reform,” (co-authored with Honor Brabazon), Journal of Agrarian Change, 14, 3: 435-465, 2014.

2014

“Post-Coup Honduras: Latin America’s Corridor of Reaction,” (co-authored with Todd Gordon), Historical Materialism, 21, 3: 16-56, 2013.

2014

“Sabaneta to Miraflores: The Afterlives of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela,” (co-authored with Susan Spronk), New Politics, 14, 4: 97-109, 2014.

2014

“On the Fortieth Anniversary of Latin American Perspectives,” Latin American Perspectives, 40, 6: 71-113, 2013.

2013

“Popular Movements, Political Economy, and the State in Bolivia: An Interview with Oscar Olivera and Freddy Villagómez,” Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, 23.3: 6-19, 2012.

2012

“A New Indigenous-Left in Ecuador?” NACLA Report on the Americas, (September-October), 2011: 9-13.

2011

“Canada and the Honduran Coup of June 2009,” Bulletin of Latin American Research, (co-authored with Todd Gordon), 30.3: 328-343, 2011.

2011

“The Bolivarian Process in Venezuela: A Left Forum,” Historical Materialism (Co-editor with Susan Spronk), 19,1: 229-266, 2011.

2011

Other

Publication
Year

“Resisting Bolsonaro,” Viewpoint Magazine, September 26, 2019.

2019

“From Nuestra América to Abya Yala: Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism in Latin America Across Centuries,” Viewpoint Magazine, Issue 6, 2018.

2018

"Down, But Not Out"

2017

“Marxisme et Amérique Latine – guide de lecture,” Période, November 2, 2017.

2017

“Burdens of a State Manager,” Viewpoint Magazine, February 25, 2015.

2015


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/POLS4985 6.0 A Global Political Studies Hon. Colloquium SEMR
Fall 2020 GS/POLS6465 3.0 A Rebellion&Revolution in Mod.LatinAmerica SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/POLS6410 6.0 A The Study Of Comparative Politics SEMR
Fall 2020 AP/POLS4555 3.0 A Latin American Development SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/POLS4405 3.0 M Capitalism, Class and Social Movements SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/POLS4985 6.0 A Global Political Studies Hon. Colloquium SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/POLS6410 6.0 A The Study Of Comparative Politics SEMR


Jeffery R. Webber is a political economist with research interests in Latin America, Marxism, social theory, the history of the Left, international development, capitalism and nature, imperialism, the politics of class and social oppression, and social movements. He is author or co-author of four books – The Last Day of Oppression, and the First Day of the Same: The Politics and Economics of the New Latin American Left (2017); Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America, with Todd Gordon (2016); Red October: Left-Indigenous Struggles in Modern Bolivia (2012); and From Rebellion to Reform: Class Struggle, Indigenous Liberation, and the Politics of Evo Morales (2011). He is also the co-editor of two books – Crisis and Contradiction: Marxist Perspectives on Latin America in the Global Political Economy, with Susan Spronk (2015); and The New Latin American Left: Cracks in the Empire, with Barry Carr (2013). Before coming to York Webber taught at Goldsmiths, University of London, Queen Mary University of London, and the University of Regina. He has lectured across Europe, North America, and Latin America, and sat on the editorial board of Historical Materialism (2008-2019).

Webber is presently at work on two book manuscripts: Impasse of the Latin America Left, 1998-2019, co-authored with Franck Gaudichaud and Massimo Modonesi; and The Latin American Crucible: Politics and Power in the New Era (under contract with Verso).

Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto
Masters, McGill University
BA Honours, McGill University

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

Latin American and Caribbean Studies , International, Marxism, Class and forms of social oppression, Social Movements, Political Economy

All Publications


Books

Publication
Year

Fin de partie? Amérique latine : les expériences progressistes dans l’impasse (co-authored with Franck Gaudichaud and Massimo Modonesi)

2020

Los gobiernos progresistas latinoamericanos del siglo XXI: Ensayos de interpretación (co-authored with Franck Gaudichaud and Massimo Modonesi)

2019

The Last Day of Oppression, and the First Day of the Same: The Politics and Economics of the New Latin American Left

2017

Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America (co-authored with Todd Gordon)

2016

Crisis and Contradiction: Marxist Perspectives on Latin America in the Global Political Economy (co-edited with Susan Spronk)

2015

Red October: Left-Indigenous Struggles in Modern Bolivia

2012

The New Latin American Left: Cracks in the Empire (co-edited with Barry Carr)

2012

From Rebellion to Reform in Bolivia: Class Struggle, Indigenous Liberation, and the Politics of Evo Morales

2011

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Race, Class, and the Left in Brexit Britain” (co-authored with Adam Hanieh), Spectre, 3, forthcoming 2021.

2021

"By Our Own Means: Everyday Revolutionaries in Allende’s Chile," Spectre, 1, 1, 2020: 90-96.

2020

"Choosing Between Life and Capital in Latin America: An Interview with Jeffery R. Webber," Marxist Left Review, 20 (Winter), 2020: 165-189.

2020

“A Great Little Man: The Shadow of Jair Bolsonaro,” Historical Materialism, 28, 1, 2020: 3-49.

2020

“Complex Stratification in the World System: Capitalist Totality and Geopolitical Fragmentation,” (co-authored with Todd Gordon), Science and Society, 84, 1, 2020: 95-125.

2020

“Late-Fascism in Brazil? Theoretical Reflections,” Rethinking Marxism, 32, 2, 2020: 151-167.

2020

"Resurrection of the Dead, Exaltation of the New Struggles: Marxism, Class Conflict, and Social Movement,” Historical Materialism, 27, 1, 2019: 5-54.

2019

“La Larga crisis brasileña: Un debate,” (co-editor and co-author of introduction with Juan Grigera), Herramienta Web 26, 2019.

2019

“René Zavaleta Symposium: Introduction,” Historical Materialism, 27, 3, 2019: 77-82.

2019

“The Long Brazilian Crisis: A Forum,” Historical Materialism (co-editor and co-author of introduction with Juan Grigera), 27, 2, 2019: 59-21.

2019

“Canadian Capital and Secondary Imperialism” (co-authored with Todd Gordon), Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, 15, 1, 2018: 72-89.

2018

"Return of the Strike: A Forum on the Teachers Rebellion in the United States,” in Historical Materialism (Editor and author of introduction), 26,4, 2018: 119-163.

2018

"Social Theory from the South,” New Left Review, II, 103 (Jan-Feb): 151-160, 2017.

2017

“Contemporary Latin American Inequality: Class Struggle, Decolonization, and the Limits of Liberal Citizenship,” Latin American Research Review, 52, 2: 281-299, 2017.

2017

“Evo Morales, el transformismmo y la consolidación del capitalismo agrario en Bolivia,” Cuestión Agraria, No. 2, 2017.

2017

“Evo Morales, Transformismo, and the Consolidation of Agrarian Capitalism in Bolivia, 2006-2016,” Journal of Agrarian Change, 17, 2: 330-347, 2017.
*Shortlisted for the 2017 Journal of Agrarian Change Bernstein and Byres Prize

2017

“Evo Morales and the Political Economy of Passive Revolution in Bolivia, 2006-2015,” Third World Quarterly, 37, 10: 1855-1876, 2016.

2016

“Idle No More: An Introduction to the Symposium on Glen Coulthard’s Red Skin, White Masks,” Historical Materialism, 24, 3: 3-29, 2016.

2016

“Dual Powers, Class Compositions, and the Venezuelan People,” Historical Materialism, 23, 2: 189-227, 2015.

2015

“Green Development?,” New Left Review, II, 96 (Nov-Dec): 139-147, 2015.

2015

“Hypotheses on Hope,” Radical Philosophy, 192: 48-51, 2015.

2015

“New Forms, Old Problems,” Radical Philosophy, 190 (March-April): 43-46, 2015.

2015

“Rebel Dawn,” New Left Review, II, 91 (January-February): 149-160, 2015.

2015

“Teatro Político en Bolivia,” Herramienta, 56: 41-51, 2015.

2015

“The Indigenous Community as ‘Living Organism’: José Carlos Mariátegui, Romantic Marxism, and Extractive Capitalism in the Andes,” Theory and Society, 44, 6: 575-598, 2015.

2015

“Canadian Geopolitics in Post-Coup Honduras,” (co-authored with Todd Gordon), Critical Sociology, 40, 4: 601-620, 2014.

2014

“Evo Morales and the MST in Bolivia: Continuities and Discontinuities in Agrarian Reform,” (co-authored with Honor Brabazon), Journal of Agrarian Change, 14, 3: 435-465, 2014.

2014

“Post-Coup Honduras: Latin America’s Corridor of Reaction,” (co-authored with Todd Gordon), Historical Materialism, 21, 3: 16-56, 2013.

2014

“Sabaneta to Miraflores: The Afterlives of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela,” (co-authored with Susan Spronk), New Politics, 14, 4: 97-109, 2014.

2014

“On the Fortieth Anniversary of Latin American Perspectives,” Latin American Perspectives, 40, 6: 71-113, 2013.

2013

“Popular Movements, Political Economy, and the State in Bolivia: An Interview with Oscar Olivera and Freddy Villagómez,” Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, 23.3: 6-19, 2012.

2012

“A New Indigenous-Left in Ecuador?” NACLA Report on the Americas, (September-October), 2011: 9-13.

2011

“Canada and the Honduran Coup of June 2009,” Bulletin of Latin American Research, (co-authored with Todd Gordon), 30.3: 328-343, 2011.

2011

“The Bolivarian Process in Venezuela: A Left Forum,” Historical Materialism (Co-editor with Susan Spronk), 19,1: 229-266, 2011.

2011

Other

Publication
Year

“Resisting Bolsonaro,” Viewpoint Magazine, September 26, 2019.

2019

“From Nuestra América to Abya Yala: Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism in Latin America Across Centuries,” Viewpoint Magazine, Issue 6, 2018.

2018

"Down, But Not Out"

2017

“Marxisme et Amérique Latine – guide de lecture,” Période, November 2, 2017.

2017

“Burdens of a State Manager,” Viewpoint Magazine, February 25, 2015.

2015


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/POLS4985 6.0 A Global Political Studies Hon. Colloquium SEMR
Fall 2020 GS/POLS6465 3.0 A Rebellion&Revolution in Mod.LatinAmerica SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/POLS6410 6.0 A The Study Of Comparative Politics SEMR
Fall 2020 AP/POLS4555 3.0 A Latin American Development SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/POLS4405 3.0 M Capitalism, Class and Social Movements SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/POLS4985 6.0 A Global Political Studies Hon. Colloquium SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/POLS6410 6.0 A The Study Of Comparative Politics SEMR