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Rural Social Movements in Latin America : Organizing for Sustainable Livelihoods - Reprint (Paperback)

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All across Latin America, rural peoples are organizing in support of broadly distinct but interrelated issues. Food sovereignty, agrarian reform, indigenous and women’s rights, sustainable development, fair trade, and immigration issues are the focus of a large number of social movements found in countries such as Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Brazil, and Peru.

The contributors to Rural Social Movements in Latin America include academic researchers as well as social movement leaders who are seeking to effect change in their countries and communities. As a group they are at the forefront of some of the most critical environmental, social, and political issues of the day.

This volume highlights the central role these movements play in opposition to the neoliberal model of development and offers fresh insights on emerging alternatives at the local, national, and hemispheric level. It also illustrates and analyzes the similarities--notably the struggle for sustainable livelihoods--as well as the difference among these various peasant, indigenous, and rural women's movements.

A co-publication with the University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 356
Genre: Political Science, Social Science, History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ Pr of Florida
Language: English
Street Date: April 23, 2018
TCIN: 53299421
UPC: 9780813064826
Item Number (DPCI): 248-59-9697
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