Struggles for Social Rights in Latin America: Race, Gender, Labor and Subsistence

Struggles for Social Rights in Latin America: Race, Gender, Labor and Subsistence

by Susan Eva Eckstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041593527X

ISBN-13: 9780415935272

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This is a collection of original essays focusing on social rights in Latin America, covering four areas in particular: subsistence, labor, gender, and race/ethnicity within the original framework of human rights. Topics covered include the environment, AIDS, workers' rights, tourism, and many more.

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This is a collection of original essays focusing on social rights in Latin America, covering four areas in particular: subsistence, labor, gender, and race/ethnicity within the original framework of human rights. Topics covered include the environment, AIDS, workers' rights, tourism, and many more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415935272
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

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Preface
Struggles for Social Rights in Latin America: Claims in the Arenas of Subsistence, Labor, Gender,
and Ethnicity - Susan Eva Eckstein and Timothy P. Wickham-Crowley
Part I: Subsistence Rights
In Defense of Social Justice: From Global Transformation to Local Resistance - Donna L. Chollett
Risking Environmental Justice: Culture, Conservation, and Governance at Calakmul, Mexico - Nora Haenn
The Cardboard Collectors of Nuevo Laredo: How Scavengers Protect the Environment and Benefit the Economy - Martin Medina
Part II: Labor Rights
Economic Liberalization and Income Distribution in Mexico: Losers and Winners in a Time of Global Restructuring - Jaime Ros and Nora Claudia Lustig
Defending Labor Rights Across Borders: Central American Export-Processing Plants - Mark S. Anner
Subversion and Compliance in Transnational Communities: Implications for Social Justice - Alejandro Portes and Patricia Fernandez-Kelly
Part III: Gender, Sexuality, and Social Rights
Guatemaltecas: The Politics of Gender and Democratization - Susan A. Berger
Adjustment with a Woman's Face: Gender and Macroeconomic Policy at the World Bank - Cynthia A. Wood
Literary Representations of "Maids" and "Mistresses": Gender Alliances across Class and Ethnic Boundaries? - Judith Morganroth Schneider
Sexual Orientation, AIDS, and Human Rights in Argentina: The Paradox of Social Advance amid Health Crisis - Mario Pecheny
Part IV: Racial and Ethnic Rights
Under the Shadows of Yaruquies: Gaining Indigenous Autonomy in Cacha, Ecuador - Amalia Pallares
Social Justice and Reforms in Late Colonial Peru: An Andean Critique of Spanish Colonialism - Alcira Duenas
The Musical Expression of Social Justice: Mexican Corridos at the End of the Nineteenth Century - Catherine Heau

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