Tricontinentalism before the Cold War? Mexico City’s anti-imperialist internationalism

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Title Tricontinentalism before the Cold War? Mexico City’s anti-imperialist internationalism
 
Creator Lindner, Thomas K.
 
Subject Tricontinentalism
Anti-Imperialism
Transnational Radicalism
 
Description This article examines how anti-imperialist thought in Mexico City inspired internationalism in the 1920s. It uses the concept of “tricontinentalism” to refer to the idea that Latin America, Africa, and Asia should stand in solidarity with each other and argues that tricontinentalist thinking originated not in the Cold War, but in the aftermath of the First World War. The Mexican and the Russian Revolution had demonstrated that radical social change was imaginable. Together with the First World War, which for many in the Americas signaled the demise of European global hegemony, these revolutions represented a new era of political possibilities as well as a tectonic shift in global politics. Consequently, many anti-imperialists in Mexico looked to “the East”, drawing inspiration from the anticolonial revolutions in Africa and Asia. The central question of this article is how anti-imperialist political activists, intellectuals, and artists engaged in tricontinental thinking by writing about China and Morocco. The examined transnational interactions constitute a radical version of an imagined internationalism in the 1920s.
 
Publisher Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
 
Date 2021-08-12
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/esbocos/article/view/78153
10.5007/2175-7976.2021.e78153
 
Source Esboços: histories in global contexts; Vol. 28 No. 48 (2021); 327-345
Esboços: historias en contextos globales; Vol. 28 Núm. 48 (2021); 327-345
Esboços: histórias em contextos globais; v. 28 n. 48 (2021); 327-345
2175-7976
1414-722X
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/esbocos/article/view/78153/47080
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Thomas K. Lindner
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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