The Making Of Social Movements In Latin America

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The Making Of Social Movements In Latin America

Author : Arturo Escobar
ISBN : 9780429975936
Genre : Political Science
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During the last decade, Latin American social movements have brought about a profound transformation in the nature and practice of protest and collective action. This book surveys the full spectrum of movements in Latin America today-from peasant and squatter movements to women's and gay movements, as well as environmental and civic movements - examining how this diverse mosaic of emergent social actors has prompted social scientists to rethink the dynamics of Latin American social and political change.Whereas the prevailing theories of social movements have largely drawn on Western cases, this volume includes the work of prominent Latin American scholars and incorporates analytical perspectives originating in the region. Contributors discuss the three dimensions of change most commonly attributed to Latin American social movements in the 1980s: their role in forging collective identities; their innovative social practices and political strategies; and their actual or potential contributions to alternative visions of development and to the democratization of political institutions and social relations.This interdisciplinary text provides both specialists and students of social movements with a unique, comprehensive, and accessible collection of essays that is unprecedented in theoretical and empirical scope. It will be useful in a wide range of graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in Latin American studies, comparative politics, sociology and anthropology, development studies, political economy, and contemporary political and cultural theory.
Category: Political Science

Latin American Social Movements In The Twenty First Century

Author : Richard Stahler-Sholk
ISBN : 9781461601906
Genre : Political Science
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When elected civilians replaced military authoritarian regimes in Latin America in the 1980s, democracy seemed at hand. Yet those nominally democratic regimes implemented widely unpopular neoliberal policies, opening the economies to global market forces with devastating impact on the poor. This clearly written and comprehensive text examines the uprising of politically and economically marginalized groups in Latin American societies. Specialists in a broad range of disciplines interpret the new wave of social movements, including movements in Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, and Argentina, the Vía Campesina global peasant network, and Mesoamerican coalitions against regional free trade agreements. This volume assembles original research from a variety of case studies in a student-friendly format. Section introductions help students contextualize the essays, highlighting social movement origins, strategies, and outcomes. Thematic sections address historical context, political economy, community-building and consciousness, ethnicity and race, gender, movement strategies, and transnational organizing, making this book useful to anyone studying the wide range of social movements in Latin America. Contributions by: Isabella Alcañiz, Marc Becker, Kwame Dixon, Judith Adler Hellman, Daniela Issa, Glen David Kuecker, María Elena Martínez-Torres, Mariana Mora, Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, Peter M. Rosset, Melissa Scheier, Verónica Schild, David Slater, Rose J. Spalding, Susan Spronk, Richard Stahler-Sholk, Joanna Swanger, Alicia C. S. Swords, Harry E. Vanden, Roberta Villalón, and Jeffery R. Webber
Category: Political Science

Placing Latin America

Author : Edward L. Jackiewicz
ISBN : 9781538126318
Genre : Social Science
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Placing Latin America offers a thematic approach to the study of the diverse geographies of a globalizing region. This comprehensive text focuses on the dynamic connections between people, places, and environments rather than on predefined notions about the region. The book’s well-rounded and accessible analysis includes discussions of borders and migration, transnationalism and globalization, urbanization and landscapes of cities, the connections between economic development and political change, the physical environment and human-environmental interactions, and natural resources in the context of a global economy. The authors also explore social and cultural themes such as the illegal drug trade, social movements, tourism, and children and young people. Providing a nuanced and clear perspective, this book will be an invaluable guide for all those interested in the politics, economy, and society of a rapidly changing continent.
Category: Social Science

Social Movement Dynamics

Author : Professor Marisa von Bülow
ISBN : 9781472417671
Genre : Social Science
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This book presents an overview of new approaches to the study of social movements emerging out of Latin America, based on original and innovative analyses of the recent changes in collective action across the region. The authors analyze a broad set of countries and social movements, while focusing on three key theoretical debates: the interactions between routine and contentious politics, the relationship between protest and context, and the organizational configurations of social movements.
Category: Social Science

Handbook Of Latin American Studies

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ISBN : UOM:39015040084413
Genre : Latin America
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Contains records describing books, book chapters, articles, and conference papers published in the field of Latin American studies. Coverage includes relevant books as well as over 800 social science and 550 humanities journals and volumes of conference proceedings. Most records include abstracts with evaluations.
Category: Latin America

Rural Social Movements In Latin America

Author : Carmen Diana Deere
ISBN : UOM:39015080860185
Genre : History
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Among others, food sovereignty, sustainable development and fair trade are the focus of a large number of social movements found in countries such as Bolivia, Mexico and Brazil. The contributors to this book include academic researchers as well as social movement leaders who are seeking to effect change in their countries and communities.
Category: History

Technical Paper

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924070856335
Genre : Regional planning
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Category: Regional planning


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ISBN : UCSC:32106014991829
Genre : Academic libraries
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Latin American Studies

Author : Ana María Cobos
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173011921788
Genre : Reference
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The Latin American studies collections at many community, junior and four year colleges, and large public libraries often contain materials that are too specialized, uneven, outdated, incomplete, or written in Spanish or Portuguese--thus rendering them essentially useless to English-reading patrons. Better materials are out there, but librarians simply have not had, until now, a good resource guide to help in locating them.This work, designed as an acquisitions tool for colleges and libraries, is an annotated bibliography of approximately 1,400 recommended books published from 1986 through 2000 in the field of Latin American studies. It is divided into chapters that deal with reference works, descriptive accounts and travel guides, the humanities, language and literature, the social sciences, and science and technology. For the purposes of this book, Latin America is defined as all geographic locations south of the Rio Grande. While these are chiefly Spanish and Portuguese speaking regions, works about French, English, and Dutch speaking areas are also included. The literary works of authors living abroad are included if they are considered quintessentially Latin American. Periodicals, children's literature, audio-visual resources, and works about the Hispanic and Latino experience in the United States are not included. The majority of the works presented here were selected based on reviews from Booklist, Choice, Hispanic American Historical Review, Library Journal, Los Angeles Times Book Review, New York Review of Books, New York Times Book Review and Publisher's Weekly; also consulted were the catalogs of major university presses that focus on Latin American studies.
Category: Reference

Index To Volumes I Xlv 1886 1930

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ISBN : UOM:39015086928176
Genre : Political science
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A review devoted to the historical statistical and comparative study of politics, economics and public law.
Category: Political science

Latin American Research Review

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ISBN : UCSD:31822036699916
Genre : Electronic journals
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An interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research and surveys of current research on Latin America and the Caribbean.
Category: Electronic journals

Crossing Borderlands

Author : Nancy Plankey Videla
ISBN : WISC:89058070871
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Decentering The Regime

Author : Jeffrey W. Rubin
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173004528621
Genre : History
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An ethnographic analysis of popular politics and the pursuit of democracy in Juchitan, Mexico.
Category: History

Global Perspectives On Adult Education

Author : Ali A. Abdi
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132248852
Genre : Education
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This collection brings together adult education theorists and practitioners from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean (and diaspora from these regions) in an attempt to foreground issues, concepts, theories and practices of adult education in Southern locations. Key contributions include contemporary theoretical implications of the works of Nyerere, Freire, Confucious, Mao, Buddhism and African indigenous conceptions along with current discussion pertaining to globalization, citizenship and adult education and learning in subaltern social movements. Case studies from all regions address context-specific grounding of these theoretical and conceptual discussions, while addressingi higher education, community, movement and NGO/civil society spaces of engagement.
Category: Education

Politics Of Latin America

Author : Harry E. Vanden
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131734183
Genre : Political Science
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Politics of Latin America, explores both the evolution and the current state of the political scene in Latin America. Distinguishing itself from more traditional works on Latin American politics, this text demonstrates a nuanced sensitivity to the use and abuse of power and the importance ofsocial conditions, gender, race, globalization, and political economy. The first section of the book presents relevant information about the region's geographic setting, history, economics, society, people, and religion, setting the stage for a more detailed analysis of the politics,democratization, political culture, political movements, and revolution in Latin America. The second part of the book consists of carefully constructed case studies of ten representative Latin American nations: Guatemala (Susanne Jonas), Mexico (Nora Hamilton), Cuba (Prevost), Brazil (Wilber AlbertChaffee), Argentina (Aldo C. Vacs), Chile (Eduardo Silva), Venezuela (Daniel Hellinger), Colombia (John C. Dugas), and Nicaragua (Prevost and Vanden), and new to this edition: Bolivia (Waltarud Morales). Each case study traces the historical development of key political actors and institutions,analyzing contemporary power configurations.
Category: Political Science