This is a collection of original essays focusing on social rights in Latin America, covering four areas in particular: subsistence, labor, gender, and race/ethnicity within the original framework of human rights. Topics covered include the environment, AIDS, workers' rights, tourism, and many more.
Table of Contents
Lists of Tables and FiguresPrefaceStruggles for Social Rights in Latin America: Claims in the Arenas of Subsistence, Labor, Gender,and Ethnicity - Susan Eva Eckstein and Timothy P. Wickham-CrowleyPart I: Subsistence RightsIn Defense of Social Justice: From Global Transformation to Local Resistance - Donna L. ChollettRisking Environmental Justice: Culture, Conservation, and Governance at Calakmul, Mexico - Nora HaennThe Cardboard Collectors of Nuevo Laredo: How Scavengers Protect the Environment and Benefit the Economy - Martin Medina Part II: Labor RightsEconomic Liberalization and Income Distribution in Mexico: Losers and Winners in a Time of Global Restructuring - Jaime Ros and Nora Claudia Lustig Defending Labor Rights Across Borders: Central American Export-Processing Plants - Mark S. AnnerSubversion and Compliance in Transnational Communities: Implications for Social Justice - Alejandro Portes and Patricia Fernández-Kelly Part III: Gender, Sexuality, and Social RightsGuatemaltecas: The Politics of Gender and Democratization - Susan A. BergerAdjustment with a Woman's Face: Gender and Macroeconomic Policy at the World Bank - Cynthia A. WoodLiterary Representations of Maids and Mistresses: Gender Alliances across Class and Ethnic Boundaries? - Judith Morganroth SchneiderSexual Orientation, AIDS, and Human Rights in Argentina: The Paradox of Social Advance amid Health Crisis - Mario PechenyPart IV: Racial and Ethnic RightsUnder the Shadows of Yaruquíes: Gaining Indigenous Autonomy in Cacha, Ecuador - Amalia PallaresSocial Justice and Reforms in Late Colonial Peru: An Andean Critique of Spanish Colonialism - Alcira DueñasThe Musical Expression of Social Justice: Mexican Corridos at the End of the Nineteenth Century - Catherine Héau
Susan Eva Eckstein is Professor of Sociology at Boston University and is associated with the Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. She is the editor of the best-selling Power and Popular Protest: Latin American Social Movements. Timothy P. Wickham-Crowley is Associate Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and the author of Guerrillas and Revolution in Latin America.
"This is a big, bountiful anthology that addresses the most pressing issues of social injustice and the movements that have responded to them in Latin America." -- June Nash, author of Mayan Visions
"A timely and important collection in the wake of new crosscurrents of globalization, when social movements are seeking institutional change, and human rights are being reappraised and questioned on many fronts." -- Kay Warren, co-editor of Indigenous Movements, Self-Representation, and the State in Latin America
"Susan Eckstein and Timothy Wickham-Crowley have put together a vastly illuminating collection on contemporary popular struggles in Latin America. The essays are excellent, empirically vivid, and analytically penetrating." -- Frances Fox Piven, co-author of Poor Peoples' Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail
"A welcome and fairly cohesive sampling of a year's 'greatest hits' in Latin American studies... what makes the volume important is that the distinct analytical lenses are used in ways that are fluid and accessible, as well as informative and convincing." -- Perspectives on Politics
"Cynthia Wood's djustment with a Women's Face: Gender and Macroeconomic Policy at the World Bank" is alone worth the price of the book... This book is filled with articles that would contribute to both graduate and undergraduate courses." -- Contemporary Sociology, Daisy Quarm
"This is a big, bountiful anthology that addresses the most pressing issues of social injustice and the movements that have responded to them in Latin America." -- June Nash, author of Mayan Visions: The Quest for Autonomy in an Age of Globalization