Book Review: Eduardo Galeano Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent (1998) (Translated by Cedric Belfrage) Foreword by Isabel Allende New York: Monthly Review Press, 1998

@article{Verdeja2000BookRE,
  title={Book Review: Eduardo Galeano Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent (1998) (Translated by Cedric Belfrage) Foreword by Isabel Allende New York: Monthly Review Press, 1998},
  author={E. Verdeja},
  journal={Critical Sociology},
  year={2000},
  volume={26},
  pages={175 - 178}
}
  • E. Verdeja
  • Published 2000
  • Sociology
  • Critical Sociology
The story of Latin America has often been told through the metaphors of rape and pillage. Indeed, these tropes are frequently employed to highlight the region’s domination by North America and Europe. Galeano’s dependency-theory version of this tale, however, stands apart from most leftist histories for its superb combination of poetic phrasing and factual accounts of exploitation. He oVers the reader an astounding, and often enraging, reading of “the division of labor among nations”, in which… Expand

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