Convivial Constellations in Latin America: From Colonial to Contemporary Times
Social Mobilization, Global Capitalism and Struggles over Food: A Comparative Study of Social Movements
Luciane Scarato, Fernando Baldraia, Maya Manzi
July 31, 2020
Drawing on diverse theoretical perspectives on conviviality, this volume considers the ways in which Latin America, a continent marked by deep inequalities, has managed to afford, create, sustain, and contest forms of living together with difference across time and space. Interdisciplinary in...
Sérgio Costa, Guilherme Leite Gonçalves
October 30, 2019
Through a study of the port district of Rio de Janeiro and its history, from its emergence as a major slave market to its modern-day incarnation as a hub of tourism, real estate and financial speculation, this book examines the different dimensions of the manner in which capitalism expands its...
August 14, 2018
This book explores the transformation of Brazil and Argentina into two of the world’s largest producers of genetically modified (GM) crops. Systematically comparing their stories in order to explain their paths, differences, ruptures and changes, the author reveals that the emergence of the two...
Elizabeth Jelin, Renata Motta, Sérgio Costa
November 10, 2017
This book presents studies from across Latin America to take up the challenge of exploring the plurality of social inequalities from a global perspective. Accordingly, it identifies the structural forces of social inequalities on a world scale as they shape asymmetries observed in a wide array of...
María Fernanda Valdés Valencia
September 12, 2016
This book examines the role of tax policy in the incidence of socio-economic inequality. With a focus on Latin American, the author demonstrates that while inequality has decreased remarkably in the last decade – during the very period in which inequality was increasing almost everywhere else in...
Barbara Fritz, Lena Lavinas
September 28, 2015
Unlike other regions around the world, several Latin American countries have managed to reduce income inequality over the last decade. Higher growth rates and growing employment, but also innovative wage policies and social programs, have contributed to reducing poverty and narrow income...