Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century: Resistance, Power, and Democracy / Edition 1

Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century: Resistance, Power, and Democracy / Edition 1

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Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century: Resistance, Power, and Democracy / Edition 1

When elected civilians replaced military authoritarian regimes in Latin America in the 1980s, democracy seemed at hand. Yet those nominally democratic regimes implemented widely unpopular neoliberal policies, opening the economies to global market forces with devastating impact on the poor. This clearly written and comprehensive text examines the uprising of politically and economically marginalized groups in Latin American societies. Specialists in a broad range of disciplines interpret the new wave of social movements, including movements in Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, and Argentina, the Vía Campesina global peasant network, and Mesoamerican coalitions against regional free trade agreements. This volume assembles original research from a variety of case studies in a student-friendly format. Section introductions help students contextualize the essays, highlighting social movement origins, strategies, and outcomes. Thematic sections address historical context, political economy, community-building and consciousness, ethnicity and race, gender, movement strategies, and transnational organizing, making this book useful to anyone studying the wide range of social movements in Latin America.

Contributions by: Isabella Alcañiz, Marc Becker, Kwame Dixon, Judith Adler Hellman, Daniela Issa, Glen David Kuecker, María Elena Martínez-Torres, Mariana Mora, Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, Peter M. Rosset, Melissa Scheier, Verónica Schild, David Slater, Rose J. Spalding, Susan Spronk, Richard Stahler-Sholk, Joanna Swanger, Alicia C. S. Swords, Harry E. Vanden, Roberta Villalón, and Jeffery R. Webber

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742556478
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/18/2008
Series: Latin American Perspectives in the Classroom Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 6.07(w) x 9.13(h) x 1.15(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Social Movements in the Twenty-First Century: Editors' Introduction
Part I: Introduction: Historical Continuities and New Trends
Chapter 2: Power and Social Movements in the Region: Latin America in an International Context
Chapter 3: Social Movements, Hegemony, and New Forms of Resistance
Part II: Neoliberal Globalization and Democracy Lite: The Changing Political/Economic Context of Social Movements
Chapter 4: Mexican Popular Movements, Clientelism, and the Process of Democratization
Chapter 5: Struggles Against Accumulation by Dispossession in Bolivia: The Political Economy of Natural Resource Contention
Part III: Community-Building Strategies, Consciousness, and Agents of Social Change
Chapter 6: Fighting for the Forests Revisited: Grassroots Resistance to Mining in Northern Ecuador
Chapter 7: Resisting Neoliberal Homogenization: The Zapatista Autonomy Movement
Chapter 8: Praxis of Empowerment: Mística and Mobilization in Brazil's Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST)
Part IV: Ethnicity and Race in Social and Political Movements
Chapter 9: Zapatista Anti-Capitalist Politics and the Other Campaign: Learning from the Struggle for Indigenous Rights
Chapter 10: Pachacutik and Indigenous Political Party Politics in Ecuador
Chapter 11: Transnational Black Social Movements in Latin America: Afro-Colombians and the Struggle for Human Rights
Chapter 12: Politics is a Coisinha de Mulher (Woman's Thing): Black Women's Leadership in Neighborhood Movements in Brazil
Part V: Gender and Women's Movements
Chapter 13: Recasting "Popular" Movements: Gender and Political Learning in Neighborhood Organizations in Chile
Chapter 14: Casa Amiga: Feminist Community-Building in Ciudad Juárez as an Alternative to the Structural Violence of Globalization
Part VI: Repertoires and Sites of Contention: Parties, Shop Floors, and Streets
Chapter 15: Neoliberalism, Corruption, and Legacies of Contention: Argentina's Social Movements, 1993–2006
Chapter 16: New Social Movements with Old Party Politics: The MTL Piqueteros and the Communist Party in Argentina
Part VII: Transnational Dimensions of Social Movements
Chapter 17: Neozapatista Network Politics: Transforming Democracy and Development
Chapter 18: La Vía Campesina: Transnationalizing Peasant Struggle and Hope
Chapter 19: Neoliberal Regionalism and Resistance in Mesoamerica: Foro Mesoamericano Opposition to Plan Puebla-Panamá and CAFTA
Chapter 20: Concluding Reflections and Challenges Ahead for Latin America's Social Movements

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