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

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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.
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Law Society Journal - Carolina Saez
“For those interested in social justice, the book is well worth a read.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520256996
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 1/7/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Shultz is Executive Director and Melissa Crane Draper is Assistant Director of the Democracy Center.

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Table of Contents

1 The Cochabamba Water Revolt and Its Aftermath Jim Shultz Shultz, Jim 7
2 A River Turns Black: Enron and Shell Spread Destruction Across Bolivia's Highlands Christina Haglund Haglund, Christina 43
3 Oil and Gas: The Elusive Wealth Beneath Their Feet Gretchen Gordon Gordon, Gretchen Aaron Luoma Luoma, Aaron 79
4 Lessons in Blood and Fire: The Deadly Consequences of IMF Economics Jim Schultz Schultz, Jim 123
5 Economic Strings: the Politics of Foreign Debt Nick Buxton Buxton, Nick 155
6 Coca: the Leaf at the Center of the War on Drugs Caroline S. Conzelman Conzelman, Caroline S. Coletta A. Youngers Youngers, Coletta A. Jim Shultz Shultz, Jim Caitlin Esch Esch, Caitlin Leny Olivera Olivera, Leny Linda Farthing Farthing, Linda 195
7 Workers, Leaders and Mothers: Bolivian Women in a Globalizing World Melissa Crane Draper Draper, Melissa Crane 227
8 And Those Who Left: Portraits of a Bolivian Exodus Lily Whitesell Whitesell, Lily 269 Conclusion: What Bolivia Teaches Us 307 Editors, Authors and Contributors 313 Index 317
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