Marc Becker

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Marc Becker is a professor of Latin American Studies at Truman State University.

Becker is a co-founder of NativeWeb, an internet resource that compiles information about Indigenous peoples around the world.[1]

Becker has published two books and several articles on José Carlos Mariátegui.[2] Currently most of his academic work is on Indigenous movements in Ecuador.[3][4]

Becker was mentioned in the rightwing tome The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America because he, and Historians Against the War opposed the United States' war in Iraq.

Becker responded:

Stunned. I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy! (Think Wayne's World) … Academic freedom is like muscles in that if we don't use it, it begins to decay … Horowitz wants to intimidate people like me who oppose imperialism and neoliberal economic policies into being quiet. If we are quiet, then we have lost our academic freedom.[5]

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  1. ^ Guillermo Delgado-P. and Marc Becker, "Latin America: The Internet and Indigenous Texts", Cultural Survival Quarterly 21, no. 4 (Winter 1998): 23-28; Charles Bowen, Modem Nation: The Handbook of Grassroots American Activism Online (New York: Times Business, 1996), 134-35.
  2. ^ Harry Vanden and Marc Becker, ed., José Carlos Mariátegui: An Anthology (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2011); Marc Becker, Mariátegui and Latin American Marxist Theory, Latin American Series Number 20 (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Center for International Studies, Monographs in International Studies, 1993); Marc Becker, "La presencia intellectual de José Carlos Mariátegui en los Estados Unidos en los años 20," Anuario Mariateguiano 6, no. 6 (1994): 255-69; Marc Becker, "Mariátegui y el problema de las razas en América Latina," Revista Andina no. 35 (July 2002): 191-220; Marc Becker, "Mariátegui, the Comintern, and the Indigenous Question in Latin America," Science & Society 70, no. 4 (October 2006): 450-79.
  3. ^ See, for example, Marc Becker, Pachakutik: Indigenous Movements and Electoral Politics in Ecuador (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011); Marc Becker, Indians and Leftists in the Making of Ecuador’s Modern Indigenous Movements (Durham, Duke University Press, 2008); Marc Becker, "Indigenous Communists and Urban Intellectuals in Cayambe, Ecuador (1926-1944)," International Review of Social History 49 (Supplement 2004): 41-64; and Marc Becker, "Una Revolución Comunista Indígena: Rural Protest Movements in Cayambe, Ecuador," Rethinking Marxism 10, no. 4 (Fall 1998): 34-51.
  4. ^ Gottinger, Paul (12 February 2013). "Correa and Ecuador’s Left: An Interview with Marc Becker". Upside Down World. 
  5. ^ Marc Becker homepage

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