La necesaria revisión de la definición de la naturaleza socioeconómica de Canarias

  1. Luis M. Jerez Darias 1
  2. Víctor O. Martín Martín 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


XXIV Coloquio de Historia Canario-Americana
  1. Elena Acosta Guerrero (coord.)

Publisher: Casa de Colón

Year of publication: 2021

Congress: Coloquio de Historia Canario-Americana (24. 2020. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

Type: Conference paper


Starting in the 1970s, the nature of island society was topic of discussion in the Canarian academies. The final result showed up that the Canary Islands had become a fully capitalist society in the transition from the 19th to the 20th century, a process led by foreign capital, mainly British, and local landowners. The lines of interpretation were multiple, but most concluded in the veracity of the capitalist nature of the archipelago. Some focused on the interior of the island society, others on the outside, while ignoring the reality of production relationships in agriculture, the economic base of the islands in that period. These pre-capitalist semi-feudal production relationships have been highlighted by new researchers in numerous studies and straddle the interpretive limits until then.