Mapping the Late Marx: On Colonialism, Gender, Development, and Multilinear Concepts of Revolution


ACLS Fellowship Program


Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies


Marx’s late writings show a new type of engagement with gender, the Global South, and indigenous societies in three major ways. First, the focus of his research turns eastward and southward, toward Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Second, he examines gender relations among indigenous peoples of the Americas, as well as early Greece and Rome, all the while castigating patriarchal male domination. Third, he ruminates over the possibilities for social revolution in three major agrarian empires: Russia in the 1880s, precolonial and colonial India, and ancient Rome.