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Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century: Resistance, Power, and Democracy
     

Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century: Resistance, Power, and Democracy

by Richard Stahler-Sholk (Editor), Harry E. Vanden (Editor), Glen David Kuecker (Editor), Isabella Alcaniz (Contribution by), Marc Becker (Contribution by)
 
This clearly written and comprehensive text examines the uprising of politically and economically marginalized groups in Latin American societies. Part introductions help students contextualize the essays, highlighting social movement origins, strategies, and outcomes. Thematic sections address historical context, political economy, community-building and

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This clearly written and comprehensive text examines the uprising of politically and economically marginalized groups in Latin American societies. Part introductions help students contextualize the essays, highlighting social movement origins, strategies, and outcomes. Thematic sections address historical context, political economy, community-building and consciousness, ethnicity and race, gender, movement strategies, and transnational organizing, making this book useful to anyone studying the wide range of social movements in Latin America.

Editorial Reviews

March 2009 CHOICE
Exceedingly well organized into thematic sections, each with a helpful, succinct introduction. . . . Clearly written. . . . Highly recommended. Three-star review.
Neil Harvey
Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century offers students up-to-date and in-depth analysis of a wide variety of popular struggles in the region. The volume provides an excellent blend of theoretical arguments and empirical analyses that will help students understand the scope and vitality of resistance movements and their potential for achieving lasting change in Latin America. Essential reading for all students of Latin American politics, sociology, and anthropology.
CHOICE
Exceedingly well organized into thematic sections, each with a helpful, succinct introduction. . . . Clearly written. . . . Highly recommended. Three-star review.
CEU Political Science Journal
Latin American Social Movements provides an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of social movements in the region. . . . The book provides a critical challenge to capitalism as a system, and more particularly, to U.S. imperialism in Latin America. . . . Like all good books, Latin American Social Movements provokes as many questions as it answers. . . . This well-researched and convincingly argued book will be of interest to a wide audience, particularly those who seek to understand the root cause of social movement, their development and impact in emancipating marginalized groups against imperialism.
Philip Oxhorn
Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century offers one of the most comprehensive reviews of civil society's mobilization in the region today. Combining case studies with a broad historical overview, the volume will be of great interest to those who want to understand the dynamic challenges currently faced by Latin American democracies.
Francisco Panizza
A wide-ranging and up-to-date study of the role of social movements in the fight for social and political change in contemporary Latin America. Extremely useful for understanding grassroots politics in the region.
March 2009 Choice
Exceedingly well organized into thematic sections, each with a helpful, succinct introduction. . . . Clearly written. . . . Highly recommended. Three-star review.
Ceu Political Science Journal
Latin American Social Movements provides an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of social movements in the region. . . . The book provides a critical challenge to capitalism as a system, and more particularly, to U.S. imperialism in Latin America. . . . Like all good books, Latin American Social Movements provokes as many questions as it answers. . . . This well-researched and convincingly argued book will be of interest to a wide audience, particularly those who seek to understand the root cause of social movement, their development and impact in emancipating marginalized groups against imperialism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742556461
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/18/2008
Series:
Latin American Perspectives in the Classroom Series
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.41(h) x 1.30(d)

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Neil Harvey
Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century offers students up-to-date and in-depth analysis of a wide variety of popular struggles in the region. The volume provides an excellent blend of theoretical arguments and empirical analyses that will help students understand the scope and vitality of resistance movements and their potential for achieving lasting change in Latin America. Essential reading for all students of Latin American politics, sociology and anthropology.
Philip Oxhorn
Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century offers one of the most comprehensive reviews of civil society's mobilization in the region today. Combining case studies with a broad historical overview, the volume will be of great interest to those who want to understand the dynamic challenges currently faced by Latin American democracies.
Francisco Panizza
A wide-ranging and up-to-date study of the role of social movements in the fight for social and political change in contemporary Latin America. Extremely useful for understanding grassroots politics in the region.

Meet the Author

Richard Stahler-Sholk is associate professor of political science at Eastern Michigan University. Harry E. Vanden is professor of government and international affairs at the University of South Florida. Glen David Kuecker is associate professor of Latin American history at DePauw University.

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