Marketing Democracy: Power and Social Movements in Post-Dictatorship Chile / Edition 1

Marketing Democracy: Power and Social Movements in Post-Dictatorship Chile / Edition 1

by Julia Paley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520227689

ISBN-13: 9780520227682

Pub. Date: 04/02/2001

Publisher: University of California Press

"This will be an important book, and a powerful exemplar for the growing numbers of anthropologists who seek to place such things as democracy, citizenship, and neoliberalism under an ethnographic lens."-James Ferguson, author of Expectations of Modernity: Myths and Meanings of Urban Life on the Zambin Copperbelt

"In joining activism and fine ethnography,

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"This will be an important book, and a powerful exemplar for the growing numbers of anthropologists who seek to place such things as democracy, citizenship, and neoliberalism under an ethnographic lens."-James Ferguson, author of Expectations of Modernity: Myths and Meanings of Urban Life on the Zambin Copperbelt

"In joining activism and fine ethnography, Paley enables us to appreciate the profound complexity of the links between civil society and public institutions. Chakrabarty's assessment of "the undemocratic foundations of 'democracy'" becomes a fine analytic tool as it is refracted in the words of the women of Población La Bandera."-Charles Briggs, author of Learning How to Ask

"Paley has produced an insightful and fascinating exploration of the shifting meanings of democracy for the Chilean state and for shantytown activists across the Pinochet dictatorship and through the contradictory democratic politics of the 1990s. The marketing of democracy is a highly relevant issue for societies and states throughout the world."-Kay Warren, author of Indigenous Movements and Their Critics: Pan-Maya Activism in Guatemala

"An important challenge to Polyanna conventional wisdoms about democratic transitions and neo-liberal miracles in Chile and its neighbors."-Peter Winn, author of Weavers of Revolution

"This is anthropology as the observation of and involvement in, the new, participatory politics of the previously excluded."-Sally Falk Moore, author of Law as Process

Author Biography: Julia Paley is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520227682
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/02/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
273
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Prologue
Introduction1
La Bandera in the Social Imaginary21
Pt. 1History of Collective Action27
1The Founding of the Poblacion39
2Military Rule59
3Transition to Democracy83
Pt. 2Ethnography of Democracy107
4Marketing Democracy111
5The Paradox of Participation140
6Legitimation of Knowledge182
Epilogue211
An Ethnographic Study by the Health Group Llareta218
Notes225
References235
Index245

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