Leite Gonçalves Guilherme

by Lena Lavinas, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Guilherme Leite Gonçalves, Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil In Latin America, the 1980s brought the end of the military dictatorships, which had stifled the forces of social change for decades. But while transition to democracy expanded the formal circle of citizenship, it also […]

Virgínia Fontes is one of today’s most distinguished Marxist thinkers in Latin America. She was Professor of Social History at the Fluminense Federal University (UFF) and Senior Researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In her book Reflexões im-pertinentes: História e capitalismo contemporâneo published in 2005, she examined the development […]

by Guilherme Leite Gonçalves, Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil Marxism and law Much of what we know about the Marxist notion of law is rooted in Evgeny B. Pashukanis’ critique of legal form. Its starting point is Marx’s argument that in capitalist society sociability acquires the form of value, implying that concrete labor […]