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Overview


Over the last two decades, economic, political, and social life in Latin America has been transformed by the region’s accelerated integration into the global economy. Although this transformation has tended to exacerbate various inequities, new forms of popular expression and action challenging the contemporary structures of capital and power have also developed.This volume is a comprehensive, genuinely comparative text on contemporary Latin America. In it, an international group of contributors offer multidimensional analyses of the historical context, contemporary character, and future direction of rural transformation, urbanization, economic restructuring, and the transition to political democracy. In addition, individual essays address the changing role of women, the influence of religion, the growth of new social movements, the struggles of indigenous peoples, and ecological issues. Finally, the book examines the influence of U.S. policy and of regionalization and globalization on the Latin American states.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813321172
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1995
  • Series: Latin American Perspectives Series , #16
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Lexile: 1460L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Sandor Halebsky is professor of sociology at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He co-edited Cuba in Transition: Crisis and Transformation (Westview Press 1992). Richard L. Harris is chair of the faculty at Golden Gate University in Monterey, California. He is one of the coordinating editors of the journal Latin American Perspectives and the author of Marxism, Socialism, and Democracy in Latin America (WestviewPress 1992). Michael Kearney is professor of anthropology at the University of California at Riverside.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Capital, Power, and Inequality in Latin America 1
1 Rural Latin America: Exclusionary and Uneven Agricultural Development 21
2 Urban Transformation and Survival Strategies 53
3 Demilitarization and Democratic Transition in Latin America 81
4 The Contemporary Latin American Economies: Neoliberal Reconstruction 109
5 Economic Restructuring, Neoliberal Reforms, and the Working Class in Latin America 137
6 The Riddle of New Social Movements: Who They Are and What They Do 165
7 Latin American Women and the Search for Social, Political, and Economic Transformation 185
8 Latin America's Indigenous Peoples: Changing Identities and Forms of Resistance 207
9 Whither the Catholic Church in the 1990s? 233
10 Latin America and the Social Ecology of Capitalism 253
11 The Global Context of Contemporary Latin American Affairs 279
About the Book and Editors 305
About the Contributors 307
Index 309
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