Power and Popular Protest: Latin American Social Movements, Updated and Expanded Edition / Edition 1

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Eclectic and insightful, these essays—by historians, sociologists, political scientists, and anthropologists—represent a range of subjects on the cause and consequence of protest movements in Latin America, from an examination of the varying faces but common origins of rural guerilla movements, to a discussion of multiclass protests, to an essay on las madres de plaza de mayo. This volume is an indispensable text for anyone concerned with reducing inequities and injustices around the world, so that oppressed people need not be defiant before their concerns are addressed. A new preface and epilogue discuss recent social movements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520227057
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 5/22/2001
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Eckstein is Professor of Sociology at Boston University.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Ch. 1 Power and Popular Protest in Latin America 1
Ch. 2 Peru's Sendero Luminoso Rebellion: Origins and Trajectory 61
Ch. 3 Peasant Struggles of the 1970s in Colombia 102
Ch. 4 Winners, Losers, and Also-Rans: Toward a Comparative Sociology of Latin American Guerrilla Movements 132
Ch. 5 Cultural Resistance and Class Consciousness in Bolivian Tin-Mining Communities 182
Ch. 6 Religion and Popular Protest in Latin America: Contrasting Experiences 203
Ch. 7 The Personal Is Political: Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo 241
Ch. 8 Popular Mobilization and the Military Regime in Chile: The Complexities of the Invisible Transition 259
Ch. 9 Interclass Alliances in the Opposition to the Military in Brazil: Consequences for the Transition Period 278
Ch. 10 Debt, Protest, and the State in Latin America 299
Ch. 11 Poor People Versus the State and Capital: Anatomy of a Successful Community Mobilization of Housing in Mexico City 329
Epilogue: Where Have All the Movements Gone? Latin American Social Movements at the New Millennium 351
Index 407
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