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

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

by Sandor Halebsky, Richard L Harris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813321174

ISBN-13: 9780813321172

Pub. Date: 06/01/1995

Publisher: Westview Press


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…  See more details below

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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:
06/01/1995
Series:
Latin American Perspectives Series, #16
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
974,932
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

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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