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The Making Of Social Movements In Latin America : Identity, Strategy, And Democracy - Arturo Escobar

The Making Of Social Movements In Latin America

Identity, Strategy, And Democracy

By: Arturo Escobar (Editor), Sonia E. Alvarez (Editor)

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During the last decade, Latin American social movements have brought about a profound transformation in the nature and practice of protest and collective action. This book surveys the full spectrum of movements in Latin America today-from peasant and squatter movements to women's and gay movements, as well as environmental and civic movements - examining how this diverse mosaic of emergent social actors has prompted social scientists to rethink the dynamics of Latin American social and political change.Whereas the prevailing theories of social movements have largely drawn on Western cases, this volume includes the work of prominent Latin American scholars and incorporates analytical perspectives originating in the region. Contributors discuss the three dimensions of change most commonly attributed to Latin American social movements in the 1980s: their role in forging collective identities; their innovative social practices and political strategies; and their actual or potential contributions to alternative visions of development and to the democratization of political institutions and social relations.This interdisciplinary text provides both specialists and students of social movements with a unique, comprehensive, and accessible collection of essays that is unprecedented in theoretical and empirical scope. It will be useful in a wide range of graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in Latin American studies, comparative politics, sociology and anthropology, development studies, political economy, and contemporary political and cultural theory.

Series in Political Economy and Economic Development in Latin Americap. ii
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. ix
About the Editors and Contributorsp. xiii
Introduction: Theory and Protest in Latin America Todayp. 1
Conceptualizing Social Movements in Contemporary Latin Americap. 17
Social Movements: Actors, Theories, Expectationsp. 19
Marxism, Feminism, and the Struggle for Democracy in Latin Americap. 37
The Study of New Social Movements in Latin America and the Question of Autonomyp. 52
Culture, Economics, and Politics in Latin American Social Movements Theory and Researchp. 62
Notesp. 84
The Making of Collective Identitiesp. 87
""I Dreamed of Foxes and Hawks"": Reflections on Peasant Protest, New Social Movements, and the Rondas Campesinas of Northern Perup. 89
From Resistance to Social Movement: The Indigenous Authorities Movement in Colombiap. 112
Power, Gender, and Development: Popular Women's Organizations and the Politics of Needs in Ecuadorp. 134
The Venezuelan Ecology Movement: Symbolic Effectiveness, Social Practices, and Political Strategiesp. 150
Rethinking the Study of Social Movements: The Case of Christian Base Communities in Urban Brazilp. 171
Homosexual Identities in Transitional Brazilian Politicsp. 185
Articulating Strategies and Democratizing Democracyp. 205
Feminisms in Latin America: From Bogotá to San Bernardop. 207
The Evolution of Urban Popular Movements in Mexico Between 1968 and 1988p. 240
Radical Opposition Parties and Squatters Movements In Pinochet's Chilep. 260
Democratization and the Decline of Urban Social Movements in Uruguay: A Political-Institutional Accountp. 276
Popular Movements in the Context of the Consolidation of Democracy in Brazilp. 291
Social Movements and Political Power in Latin Americap. 303
Conclusion: Theoretical and Political Horizons of Change in Contemporary Latin American Social Movementsp. 317
Acronymsp. 331
Bibliographyp. 334
About the Bookp. 365
Series in Political Economy and Economic Development in Latin Americap. 366
Indexp. 367
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ISBN: 9780813312071
ISBN-10: 0813312078
Series: Series in Political Economy and Economic Development in Lati
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 25th August 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.42  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1