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

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

June Nash
This is a big, bountiful anthology that addresses the most pressing issues of social injustice and the movements that have responded to them in Latin America.
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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)

Meet the Author

Susan Eva Eckstein is Professor of Sociology at Boston University and is associated with the Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. She is the editor of the best-selling Power and Popular Protest: Latin American Social Movements. Timothy P. Wickham-Crowley is Associate Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and the author of Guerrillas and Revolution in Latin America.

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Table of Contents

1 Struggles for Social Rights in Latin America: Claims in the Arenas of Subsistence, Labor, Gender, and Ethnicity 1
2 In Defense of Social Justice: From Global Transformation to Local Resistance 59
3 Risking Environmental Justice: Culture, Conservation, and Governance at Calakmul, Mexico 81
4 The Cardboard Collectors of Nuevo Laredo: How Scavengers Protect the Environment and Benefit the Economy 103
5 Economic Liberalization and Income Distribution in Mexico: Losers and Winners in a Time of Global Restructuring 125
6 Definding Labor Rights across Borders: Central American Export-Processing Plants 147
7 Subversion and Compliance in Transnational Communites: Implications for Social Justice 167
8 Guatemaltecas: The Politics of Gender and Democratization 193
9 Adjustment with a Woman's Face: Gender and Macroeconomic Policy at the World Bank 209
10 Literary Representation of "Maids" and "Mistresses": Gender Alliances across Class and Ethnic Boundaries? 231
11 Sexual Orientation, AIDS, and Human Rights in Argentina: The Paradox of Social Advance amid Health Crisis 253
12 Under the Shadows of Yaruquies: Gaining Indigenous Autonomy in Cacha, Ecuador 273
13 Social Justice and Reforms in Late Colonial Peru: An Andean Critique of Spanish Colonialism 293
14 The Musical Expression of Social Justice: Mexican Corridos at the End of the Nineteenth Century 313
Contributors 335
Index 339
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