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Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century: Resistance Power and Democracy Richard Stahler-Sholk Rowman & Littlefield Publishers


31st August 2012 History Books 0 Comments

Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century offers one of the most comprehensive reviews of civil society’s mobilization in the region today. Combining case studies with a broad historical overview, the volume will be of great interest to those who want to understand the dynamic challenges currently faced by Latin American democracies. (Philip Oxhorn )

A wide-ranging and up-to-date study of the role of social movements in the fight for social and political change in contemporary Latin America. Extremely useful for understanding grassroots politics in the region. (Francisco Panizza )

Exceedingly well organized into thematic sections, each with a helpful, succinct introduction. . . . Clearly written. . . . Highly recommended. Three-star review. (Choice )

Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century offers students up-to-date and in-depth analysis of a wide variety of popular struggles in the region. The volume provides an excellent blend of theoretical arguments and empirical analyses that will help students understand the scope and vitality of resistance movements and their potential for achieving lasting change in Latin America. Essential reading for all students of Latin American politics, sociology and anthropology. (Neil Harvey )

Latin American Social Movements provides an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of social movements in the region.the book provides a critical challenge to capitalism as a system, and more particularly, to U.S. imperialism in Latin America.Like all good books, Latin American Social Movements provokes as many questions as it answers.This well-researched and convincingly argued book will be of interest to a wide audience, particularly those who seek to understand the root cause of social movement, their development and impact in emancipating marginalized groups against imperialism. (Ceu Political Science Journal )

Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century offers one of the most comprehensive reviews of civil society’s mobilization in the region today. Combining case studies with a broad historical overview, the volume will be of great interest to those who want to understand the dynamic challenges currently faced by Latin American democracies. –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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 Va 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.

Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century offers one of the most comprehensive reviews of civil society’s mobilization in the region today. Combining case studies with a broad historical overview, the volume will be of great interest to those who want to understand the dynamic challenges currently faced by Latin American democracies.

A wide-ranging and up-to-date study of the role of social movements in the fight for social and political change in contemporary Latin America. Extremely useful for understanding grassroots politics in the region.

Exceedingly well organized into thematic sections, each with a helpful, succinct introduction. . . . Clearly written. . . . Highly recommended. Three-star review.

Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century offers students up-to-date and in-depth analysis of a wide variety of popular struggles in the region. The volume provides an excellent blend of theoretical arguments and empirical analyses that will help students understand the scope and vitality of resistance movements and their potential for achieving lasting change in Latin America. Essential reading for all students of Latin American politics, sociology and anthropology.

Latin American Social Movements provides an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of social movements in the region.the book provides a critical challenge to capitalism as a system, and more particularly, to U.S. imperialism in Latin America.Like all good books, Latin American Social Movements provokes as many questions as it answers.This well-researched and convincingly argued book will be of interest to a wide audience, particularly those who seek to understand the root cause of social movement, their development and impact in emancipating marginalized groups against imperialism.

Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century: Resistance, Power, and Democracy (Latin American Perspectives in the Classroom)

Power and Popular Protest: Latin American Social Movements, Updated and Expanded Edition

“A wonderful starting point for studying social movements in contemporary Latin America and for analyzing how unique processes of dependent capitalist development, and attendant political structures, influence their emergence and impact. This edited volume comes just in time, before we get too carried away with Euro-centered theories of new social movements and lose sight of what is really happening at the grassroots. It is one of the first collections of its kind published in English, and as such it is a rich and long-overdue contribution. “–Diane E. Davis, Journal of Inter-American Studies and World Affairs

“Carefully conceived, Power and Popular Protest is a superb text to be consulted in the years to come by anyone interested in understanding contemporary Latin American politics and society.”–Rosario Espinal, Contemporary Sociology

Eclectic and insightful, these essays–by historians, sociologists, political scientists, and anthropologists–represent a range of subjects on the cause and consequence of protest movements in Latin America, from an examination of the varying faces but common origins of rural guerilla movements, to a discussion of multiclass protests, to an essay on las madres de plaza de mayo. This volume is an indispensable text for anyone concerned with reducing inequities and injustices around the world, so that oppressed people need not be defiant before their concerns are addressed. A new preface and epilogue discuss recent social movements.

Power and Popular Protest: Latin American Social Movements, Updated and Expanded Edition










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