Common Men, Exceptional Politicians: What Do We Gain from an Embodied Social Biographical Approach to Leftist Leaders like Germany's August Bebel and Brazil's Luis Inácio Lula da Silva?

Journal Article

Abstract Lula and His Politics of Cunning explores the origin, roots, and evolution of Luis Inácio Lula da Silva's vision, discourse, and practice of leadership as a process of becoming. This commentary invites historians of labor movements and the left to think beyond their geographical and chronological specializations. It argues that there is much to gain from thinking globally if we wish to achieve meaningful causal insights applicable to the sweep of capitalist development.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • French, JD

Published Date

  • August 1, 2022

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 11

Published By

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-512X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0020-8590

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/s0020859022000554


  • en