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Social Movements in Latin America: The Experience of Peasants, Workers, Women, the Urban

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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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This fourth of seven volumes in the Garland series concerns the debates surrounding the forms of organization of civil society and the modes of action of various social movements. In response to the region's rapid urbanization, there has been sustained scholarly analysis of the circumstances of urban squatters and organized labor. There has also been much work on peasants. Since the early 1970s, the scholarly focus has widened to include the women's and many other social movements, featuring a special interest in understanding the relationship between social movements and democracy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

Middle Groups in National Politics in Latin America 1
Miners and Agrarian Radicalism 18
Participation and Efficacy: Aspects of Peasant Involvement in Political Mobilization 27
Urbanization and Political Demand Making: Political Participation Among the Migrant Poor in Latin American Cities 55
Rio's Favelas and the Myth of Marginality 77
The Closing Triangle: Critical Notes on a Model for Peasant Mobilization in Latin America 107
Hypermobilization in Chile, 1970-1973 128
El Poder Feminino: The Mobilization of Women Against Socialism in Chile 169
The Hoe and the Vote: Rural Labourers and the National Election in Brazil in 1974 181
New Social Movements, Political Culture, and Democracy: Brazil and Argentina in the 1980s 205
Civic Movements and Politics in Colombia 241
The Participation of Women in the Health Movement of Jardim Nordeste, in the Eastern Zone of Sao Paulo, Brazil: 1976-1985 259
Labor Movements in Transitions to Democracy: A Framework for Analysis 277
Towards a Latin American Sociology of Labour 305
The Structure of Political Opportunities and Peasant Mobilization in Central America 333
Politics and Latin America's Urban Poor: Reflections from a Lima Shantytown 355
Acknowledgments 383
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