Beyond Neoliberalism in Latin America?: Societies and Politics at the Crossroads by J. BurdickBeyond Neoliberalism in Latin America?: Societies and Politics at the Crossroads by J. Burdick

Beyond Neoliberalism in Latin America?: Societies and Politics at the Crossroads

EditorJ. Burdick, P. Oxhorn, K. Roberts

Hardcover | February 13, 2009

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While the neoliberal model continues to dominate economic and political life in Latin America, people throughout the region have begun to strategize about how to move beyond this model. What are the alternatives they imagine? Do these alternatives represent a genuine break? Twelve cutting-edge papers investigate how Latin Americans are struggling to articulate a future in which neoliberalism is reconfigured.

John Burdick is Professor of Anthropology at Syracuse University. He is author of Legacies of Liberation: The Progressive Catholic Church in Brazil at the Start of a New Millennium (2004), Blessed Anastacia: Women, Race and Popular Christianity in Brazil (1998), and Looking for God in Brazil (1993). He is co-editor, with Ted Hewitt, o...
Title:Beyond Neoliberalism in Latin America?: Societies and Politics at the CrossroadsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pagesPublished:February 13, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230611796

ISBN - 13:9780230611795

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Table of Contents

Preface * Beyond Neoliberalism: Popular Responses to Social Change in Latin America * The Chilean Left: Socialist and Neo-Liberal * Neoliberalism and the Left: National Challenges, Local Responses, and Global Alternatives * Decades Lost and Won: Indigenous Movements and Multicultural Neoliberalism in the Andes * The Cristo del Gran Poder and the T”inku:  Getting at the Roots of Indigenous Movements in Bolivia * Ethnoracial Identity in a Neoliberal Age: Government Recognition of Difference in Northeast Brazil * Digging Out from Neoliberalism: Responses to Environmental (Mis)governance of the Mining Sector in Latin America * Assessing the limits of neoliberal environmental governance in Bolivia * Nature in Neoliberalism and Beyond?: Community-Based Resource Management, Environmental Conservation, and Farmer-and-Food Movements of Bolivia 1985-present * Neoliberal Reform and Migrant Remittances: Symptom or Solution?  * Nothing (Entirely) New Under the Sun: Developmentalism and Neoliberalism in Nicaragua * Beyond Neoliberalism? Latin America’s New Crossroads

Editorial Reviews

“This edited volume is a welcome addition to a growing body of scholarship on the ‘postneoliberal era, as the authors draw from a broad range of cases and theoretical approaches to account for the heterogeneity of political, social, and cultural processes currently under way. . . . This book’s key contribution is to show how the economic and political upheavals of the 1980s and 1990s reconfigured Latin American societies and politics. . . . In sum, this book meets its goal of giving scholars and students of politics in Latin America crucial insights regarding the transformation of social, political, and cultural processes initiated by the neoliberal restructuring.”--Latin American Politics and Society "In Beyond Neoliberalism, Burdick, Oxhorn and Roberts bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary group of scholars to examine  issues central to contemporary Latin American politics. Rather than examine the now familiar debates regarding the origins,  dynamics, and consequences of the Washington Consensus, their volume endeavors to link deep analysis of the transformations wrought by market-oriented reforms to the question of how individuals and collective actors are in  the process of generating alternatives that "lie beyond" neoliberalism. This collection's success stems from  the contributors' careful attention in their research to the  gradual, uneven and always contradictory construction of resistances and alternatives by actors and processes frequently located far from the commanding heights of the state and control over the political economy."--William C. Smith, Professor and Editor, Latin American Politics and Society, Department of International Studies, University of Miami. “This interdisciplinary collection addresses many of the most volatile, vibrant political and social arenas of the region today. The contributors explore head-on a range of left and not-so-left political economy projects, and leading anthropologists provide valuable analyses of indigenous movements and ethnoracial identity struggles.  Most useful are the explorations of the vicissitudes of today’s dynamic mining sector, a locus of some of the greatest, most enduring environmental devastation and labor abuse – phenomena largely neglected by conservative and progressive national governments alike.”--Katherine Hite, Department of Political Science and Director, Program in Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Vassar College