Human Rights And Transnational Solidarity In Cold War Latin America

Paperback | March 29, 2013

EditorJessica Stites Mor

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With the end of the global Cold War, the struggle for human rights has emerged as one of the most controversial forces of change in Latin America. Many observers seek the foundations of that movement in notions of rights and models of democratic institutions that originated in the global North. Challenging that view, this volume argues that Latin American community organizers, intellectuals, novelists, priests, students, artists, urban pobladores, refugees, migrants, and common people have contributed significantly to new visions of political community and participatory democracy. These local actors built an alternative transnational solidarity from below with significant participation of the socially excluded and activists in the global South.
    Edited by Jessica Stites Mor, this book offers fine-grained case studies that show how Latin America’s re-emerging Left transformed the struggles against dictatorship and repression of the Cold War into the language of anti-colonialism, socioeconomic rights, and identity.

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With the end of the global Cold War, the struggle for human rights has emerged as one of the most controversial forces of change in Latin America. Many observers seek the foundations of that movement in notions of rights and models of democratic institutions that originated in the global North. Challenging that view, this volume argues...

Jessica Stites Mor is assistant professor of history at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, and was research affiliate of the Instituto de Historia Emilio Ravignani of the University of Buenos Aires. She is author of Transition Cinema and coeditor (with Claudia Feld) of El pasado que miramos.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:318 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:March 29, 2013Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Situating Transnational Solidarity within Critical Human Rights Studies of Cold War Latin America 3
Jessica Stites Mor
1 The Puerto Rican Nationalist Party and Transnational Solidarity: Latin American Anti-colonialism vs. the United States during the Cold War
Margaret Power
2 Latin America Encounters Nelson Rockefeller: Imagining the Gringo Patrón in 1969
Ernesto Capello
3 The Mexican Student Movement of 1968: National Protest Movements in International and Transnational Context
Sara Katherine Sanders
4 Cosmopolitans and Revolutionaries: Competing Visions of Transnationalism during the Boom in Latin America
Russell Cobb
5 Transnational Concepts, Local Contexts: Solidarity at the Grassroots in Pinochet's Chile
Alison J. Bruey
6 As the World Is My Witness: Chilean Solidarity and Popular Culture, 1973–1987
Brenda Elsey
7 Cuba's Concept of "Internationalist Solidarity": Political Discourse, South-South Cooperation with Angola, and the Molding of Transnational Identities
Christine Hatzky
8 The Politics of Refuge: Salvadoran Refugees and International Aid in Honduras
Molly Todd
9 Desire and Revolution: Socialists and the Brazilian Gay Liberation Movement in the 1970s
James N. Green
 
Selected Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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“An excellent, cutting-edge volume that provides new insight into Latin American thought and forms of transnational organizing during the period of the Cold War.”—Catharine C. LeGrand, coeditor of Close Encounters of Empire: Writing the Cultural History of U.S.–Latin American Relations