Capital, Power, And Inequality In Latin America / Edition 1

Capital, Power, And Inequality In Latin America / Edition 1

by Sandor Halebsky, Richard L Harris
     
 


Although recent economic, political, and social transformations in Latin America have tended to exacerbate various inequities, new forms of popular expression and action have also developed, increasing the prospects for democratic change. This text offers a comparative, multidimensional analysis of the historical context and contemporary structures of capital,… See more details below

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Although recent economic, political, and social transformations in Latin America have tended to exacerbate various inequities, new forms of popular expression and action have also developed, increasing the prospects for democratic change. This text offers a comparative, multidimensional analysis of the historical context and contemporary structures of capital, power, and inequality in the region. Individual chapters address, among other topics, the changing role of women, emerging social movements, and the influence of religion, U.S. policy, regionalization, and globalization on the Latin American states.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813321172
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
06/01/1995
Series:
Latin American Perspectives Series, #16
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Capital, Power, and Inequality in Latin America1
1Rural Latin America: Exclusionary and Uneven Agricultural Development21
2Urban Transformation and Survival Strategies53
3Demilitarization and Democratic Transition in Latin America81
4The Contemporary Latin American Economies: Neoliberal Reconstruction109
5Economic Restructuring, Neoliberal Reforms, and the Working Class in Latin America137
6The Riddle of New Social Movements: Who They Are and What They Do165
7Latin American Women and the Search for Social, Political, and Economic Transformation185
8Latin America's Indigenous Peoples: Changing Identities and Forms of Resistance207
9Whither the Catholic Church in the 1990s?233
10Latin America and the Social Ecology of Capitalism253
11The Global Context of Contemporary Latin American Affairs279
About the Book and Editors305
About the Contributors307
Index309

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