Over the last two decades, economic, political, and social life in Latin America has been transformed by the region's accelerated integration into the global economy. Although this transformation has tended to exacerbate various inequities, new forms of popular expression and action challenging the contemporary structures of capital and power have also developed.This volume is a comprehensive, genuinely comparative text on contemporary Latin America. In it, an international group of contributors offer multidimensional analyses of the historical context, contemporary character, and future direction of rural transformation, urbanization, economic restructuring, and the transition to political democracy. In addition, individual essays address the changing role of women, the influence of religion, the growth of new social movements, the struggles of indigenous peoples, and ecological issues. Finally, the book examines the influence of U.S. policy and of regionalization and globalization on the Latin American states.
* Introduction: Capital, Power, and Inequality in Latin America Sandor Halebsky and Richard L. Harris. * Rural Latin America: Exclusionary and Uneven Agricultural Development Cristbal Kay. * Urban Transformation and Survival Strategies S. Halebsky. * Demilitarization and Democratic Transition in Latin America Jorge Nef. * The Contemporary Latin American Economies: Neoliberal Reconstruction John Weeks. * Economic Restructuring, Neoliberal Reforms, and the Working Class in Latin America Carlos M. Vilas. * The Riddle of New Social Movements: Who They Are and What They Do Judith Adler Hellman. * Latin American Women and The Search for Social, Political, and Economic Transformation Francesca Miller. * Latin Americas Indigenous Peoples: Changing Identities and Forms of Resistance Michael Kearney and Stefano Varese. * Whither the Catholic Church in the 1990s? John M. Kirk. * Latin America and the Social Ecology of Capitalism Elizabeth W. Dore. * The Global Context of Contemporary Latin American Affairs R. L. Harris.
Series: Latin American Perspectives Series
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 13th October 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 15.39
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1