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

1st Edition

Arturo Escobar, Sonia E Alvarez

Published August 25, 1992
Textbook - 400 Pages
ISBN 9780813312071 - CAT# K374215

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Theory and Protest in Latin America Today -- Conceptualizing Social Movements in Contemporary Latin America -- Social Movements: Actors, Theories, Expectations -- Marxism, Feminism, and the Struggle for Democracy in Latin America -- The Study of New Social Movements in Latin America and the Question of Autonomy -- Culture, Economics, and Politics in Latin American Social Movements Theory and Research -- The Making of Collective Identities -- “I Dreamed of Foxes and Hawks”: Reflections on Peasant Protest, New Social Movements, and the Rondas Campesinas of Northern Peru -- From Resistance to Social Movement: The Indigenous Authorities Movement in Colombia -- Power, Gender, and Development: Popular Women’s Organizations and the Politics of Needs in Ecuador -- The Venezuelan Ecology Movement: Symbolic Effectiveness, Social Practices, and Political Strategies -- Rethinking the Study of Social Movements: The Case of Christian Base Communities in Urban Brazil -- Homosexual Identities in Transitional Brazilian Politics -- Articulating Strategies and Democratizing Democracy -- Feminisms in Latin America: From Bogotá to San Bernardo -- The Evolution of Urban Popular Movements in Mexico Between 1968 and 1988 -- Radical Opposition Parties and Squatters Movements in Pinochet’s Chile -- Democratization and the Decline of Urban Social Movements in Uruguay: A Political-Institutional Account -- Popular Movements in the Context of the Consolidation of Democracy in Brazil -- Social Movements and Political Power in Latin America -- Conclusion: Theoretical and Political Horizons of Change in Contemporary Latin American Social Movements -- About the Book -- Series in Political Economy and Economic Development in Latin America


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