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Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia's Challenge to Globalization / Edition 1
     

Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia's Challenge to Globalization / Edition 1

by Jim Shultz, Melissa Crane Draper
 

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ISBN-10: 0520256999

ISBN-13: 9780520256996

Pub. Date: 01/07/2009

Publisher: University of California Press

Dignity and Defiance is a powerful eyewitness account of Bolivia's decade-long rebellion against globalization imposed from abroad. Based on extensive interviews, this story comes alive with first-person accounts of a massive Enron/Shell oil spill from an elderly woman whose livelihood it threatens, of the young people who stood down a former dictator to regain

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Dignity and Defiance is a powerful eyewitness account of Bolivia's decade-long rebellion against globalization imposed from abroad. Based on extensive interviews, this story comes alive with first-person accounts of a massive Enron/Shell oil spill from an elderly woman whose livelihood it threatens, of the young people who stood down a former dictator to regain control of their water, and of Bolivia's dramatic and successful challenge to the policies of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Featuring a substantial introduction, a conclusion, and introductions to each of the chapters, this well-crafted mix of storytelling and analysis is a rich portrait of a people calling for global integration to be more fair and more just.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520256996
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/07/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction Melissa Crane Draper Jim Shultz 1

1 The Cochabamba Water Revolt and Its Aftermath Jim Shultz 9

2 A River Turns Black: Enron and Shell Spread Destruction across Bolivia's Highlands Christina Haglund 45

3 Oil and Gas: The Elusive Wealth beneath Their Feet Gretchen Gordon Aaron Luoma 77

4 Lessons in Blood and Fire: The Deadly Consequences of IMF Economics Jim Shultz 117

5 Economic Strings: The Politics of Foreign Debt Nick Buxton 145

6 Coca: The Leaf at the Center of the War on Drugs Caroline S. Conzelman Coletta A. Youngers Jim Shultz Caitlin Esch Leny Olivera Linda Farthing 181

7 Workers, Leaders, and Mothers: Bolivian Women in a Globalizing World Melissa Crane Draper 213

8 And Those Who Left: Portraits of a Bolivian Exodus Lily Whitesell 255

Conclusion: What Bolivia Teaches Us Jim Shultz 291

Contributors 297

Notes 301

Index 337

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