The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Development seeks to engage with comprehensive, contemporary, and critical theoretical debates on Latin American development. The volume draws on contributions from across the humanities and social sciences and, unlike earlier volumes of this kind, explicitly highlights the disruptions to the field being brought by a range of anti-capitalist, decolonial, feminist, and ontological intellectual contributions.
The chapters consider in depth the harms and suffering caused by various oppressive forces, as well as the creative and often revolutionary ways in which ordinary Latin Americans resist, fight back, and work to construct development defined broadly as the struggle for a better and more dignified life. The book covers many key themes including development policy and practice; neoliberalism and its aftermath; the role played by social movements in cities and rural areas; the politics of water, oil, and other environmental resources; indigenous and Afro-descendant rights; and the struggles for gender equality.
With contributions from authors working in Latin America, the US and Canada, Europe, and New Zealand at a range of universities and other organizations, the handbook is an invaluable resource for students and teachers in development studies, Latin American studies, cultural studies, human geography, anthropology, sociology, political science, and economics, as well as for activists and development practitioners.
Table of Contents
Latin American development: Editors’ introduction PART I Debates and provocations 1. Modernization and dependency theory 2. Culture and development in Latin America 3. Indigenous development in Latin America 4. Coloniality, colonialism and decoloniality: Gender, sexuality and migration 5. Post-development 6. Neoliberal multiculturalism 7. The rise and fall of the pink tide 8. Religion and development PART II Globalization, international relations and development 9. Post‐Neoliberalism and Latin America: Beyond the IMF, World Bank and WTO? 10. The Sustainable Development Goals 11. The war on drugs in Latin America from a development perspective 12. Diversities of international and transnational migration in and beyond Latin America 13. Regional organizations and development in Latin American 14. Latin America and the United States 15. Latin America and China 16. Latin America and the European Union PART III
Political and cultural struggles and decolonial interventions 17. More-than-human politics 18. Intercultural universities and ways of learning 19. Indigenous activism in Latin America 20. Afro-Latino-América: Afro-descendant struggles and movements 21. Zapatismo: Reinventing revolution 22. Counter-mapping development PART IV Gender and sexuality, cultural politics and policy 23. Gender, poverty and anti-poverty policy 24. Gender, health and religion in a neoliberal context: Reflections from the Chilean case 25. Men and masculinities in development 26. LGBTQ Sexualities and Social Movements PART V
Labour and campesino movements 27. Rural social movements 28. Labour movements 29. Labour, unions and mega-events 30. Street vendors 31. Maquila labour 32. Fairtrade certification in Latin America: Challenges and prospects for fostering development PART VI Land, resources and environmental struggles 33. Development and Nature: Modes of appropriation and Latin American extractivisms 34. Land-grabbing in Latin America: Sedimented landscapes of dispossession 35. Protected areas and biodiversity conservation 36. Mining and development in Latin America 37. Towers of indifference: Water and politics in Latin America 38. Energy violence and uneven development 39. The oil complex in Latin America: Politics, frontiers, and habits of oil rule 40. Food security and sovereignty 41. Climate change PART VII Latin American cities 42. Just another chapter of Latin American gentrification 43. Gang violence in Latin America 44. Informal settlements 45. Urban mobility in Latin America 46. Oppressed, segregated, vulnerable: Environmental injustice and conflicts in Latin American cities 47. Rethinking the urban economy: Women, protest, and the new commons
Julie Cupples is Professor of Human Geography and Cultural Studies at the University of Edinburgh in the UK.
Marcela Palomino-Schalscha is Lecturer in Geography and Development Studies at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.
Manuel Prieto is Researcher at the Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (IAA) at Universidad Católica del Norte in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
"The scope and ambition of this volume is truly impressive. Sensitive to the profound ambivalence and ambiguity of development, the editors have coordinated a fascinatingly agile and dexterous approach to the topic, full of robust critique and alternative perspectives. For students and scholars interested in the multi-scalar processes of change - social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental - that shape Latin America, this is an essential inter-disciplinary companion." - Peter Wade, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Manchester, UK
"The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Development creates a profound and rich dialogue among cases that confronted and resignified notions of development not only from their critical decolonial, feminist, anti-capitalist and pluriversal perspectives but also by their interconnected multidisciplinary approaches. The editors carefully selected diverse texts that arise from local contexts and social dynamics (of indigenous, afro-descendant, peasants, migrants, urban collectivities) that bring forward new concepts of genders, sexualities, humans, non-humans, knowledges, justice and ways of living. They also include theoretical approaches and analysis that call for understanding the partial connections of social actors with economic, environmental, political and territorial socio-historical contexts in different scales, in order to open innovative critics, debates and perspectives around different notions of development." - Astrid Ulloa, Professor, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia