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Faces of Latin America / Edition 4
     

Faces of Latin America / Edition 4

by Sue Branford, Duncan Green
 

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ISBN-10: 1583673245

ISBN-13: 9781583673249

Pub. Date: 11/01/2012

Publisher: Monthly Review Press

This work portrays Latin America's peoples in their fight for a brighter future. It explores the region's economic crisis and the desecration of the environment. The author shows how injustice and conflict in the countryside have unleashed an exodus to the slums that encircle the major cities. He analyzes the roles of the main actors in the continent's history—

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This work portrays Latin America's peoples in their fight for a brighter future. It explores the region's economic crisis and the desecration of the environment. The author shows how injustice and conflict in the countryside have unleashed an exodus to the slums that encircle the major cities. He analyzes the roles of the main actors in the continent's history—both those in power and the poor majority who, through their social movements in the countryside and shanty towns, struggle for their vision of Latin America's future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583673249
Publisher:
Monthly Review Press
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
235,026
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

Map of Latin America and the Caribbean 8

Introduction 9

1 The Curse of Wealth: Economics 11

History and Power 13

The Commodity Trade 21

Silent Revolution: Market Economics 38

2 Ballots and Bullets: The State, the Military, and Politics 65

The State and the Military 67

The Left in Latin America 88

3 Land, the City, and Environment 107

Promised Land: Landownership, Power, and Conflict 109

Mean Streets: Migration and Life in the City 126

A Land in Flames: The Environment 139

4 Identity and Rights 157

Race and Ethnicity 159

Gender and Politics 174

Social Movements and the Struggle for Change 195

5 Culture and Religion 207

Writing on the Wall: Culture, Identity, and Politics 209

Thy Kingdom Come: The Church 232

Conclusion 247

Chronologies 249

Further Reading 257

Index 260

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