Struggles for Social Rights in Latin America

Struggles for Social Rights in Latin America

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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: 9781136063701
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/12/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 1 MB

About 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.

Table of Contents

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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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