First published in 1977, this reissue contains original articles by contemporary leading scholars in the field of Latin American politics on a range of topics including: working class organisation, populism and US labour imperialism. It will be of interest to anthropologists, students of political science and specialists in Latin American studies.
Part I: Emergence of Worker Consciousness 1. Cultural Dependence and the Sociology of Knowledge: The Latin American Case 2. The Andean Rural Proletarians 3. US and Latin American Labour: The Dynamics of Imperialist Control 4. Parliamentary Socialism and Workers’ Consciousness in Chile Part II: Ideologies and the Mobilisation of Power 5. Myth and Ideology in the Andean Highlands 6. "Low Classness" or Wavering Populism? 7. A Peasant Movement in Bolivia (1952-1953) 8. Conduct and Code: An Analysis of Market Syndicates and Social Revolution in La Paz, Bolivia 9. Ideology and Social Change in Columbia 10. Populism and Political Control of the Working Class in Brazil 11. Economic Organisation and Social Conscience: Some Dillemmas of Cuban Socialism 12. Oppression by any Other Name 13. Power in Search of Legitimacy in Guatemala