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The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Development

ISBN 9781138060739
Published December 6, 2018 by Routledge
582 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

Julie Cupples, Manuel Prieto and Marcela Palomino-Schalscha

PART I: Debates and provocations

1. Modernization and dependency theory

Cristóbal Kay

2. Culture and development in Latin America

George Yúdice

3. Indigenous development in Latin America

Nancy Postero

4. Coloniality, colonialism and decoloniality: Gender, sexuality and migration

Camila Esguerra Muelle

5. Post-development

Aram Ziai

6. Neoliberal multiculturalism

Charles C. Hale

7. The rise and fall of the pink tide

Laura J. Enríquez and Tiffany L. Page

8. Religion and development

Javier Arellano Yanguas and Francisco Javier Martínez Contreras

PART II: Globalization, international relations and development

9. Post‐Neoliberalism and Latin America: Beyond the IMF, World Bank and WTO?

Tara Ruttenburgh

10. The Sustainable Development Goals

Katie Willis

11. The war on drugs in Latin America from a development perspective

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

12. Diversities of international and transnational migration in and beyond Latin America

Cathy McIlwaine and Megan Ryburn

13. Regional organizations and development in Latin American

Andres Malamud

14. Latin America and the United States

Gregory Weeks

15. Latin America and China

Barbara Hogenboom

16. Latin America and the European Union

Anna Ayuso

PART III: Political and cultural struggles and decolonial interventions

17. More-than-human politics

Laura A. Ogden and Grant Gutierrez

18. Intercultural universities and ways of learning

Daniel Mato

19. Indigenous activism in Latin America

Piergorgio Di Giminiani

20. Afro-Latino-América: Afro-descendant struggles and movements

Deborah Bush et al

21. Zapatismo: Reinventing revolution

Sergio Tischler

22. Counter-mapping development

Joe Bryan

PART IV: Gender and sexuality, cultural politics and policy

23. Gender, poverty and anti-poverty policy

Sarah Bradshaw, Sylvia Chant and Brian Linneker

24. Gender, health and religion in a neoliberal context: Reflections from the Chilean case

Jasmine Gideon and Gabriela Alvarez Minte

25. Men and masculinities in development

Matthew Gutmann

26. LGBTQ Sexualities and Social Movements

Florence E. Babb

PART V: Labour and campesino movements

27. Rural social movements

Anthony Bebbington

28. Labour movements

Maurizio Atzeni et al

29. Labour, unions and mega-events

Maurício Rombaldi

30. Street vendors

Kate Swanson

31. Maquila labour

Jennifer Bickham-Méndez

32. Fairtrade certification in Latin America: Challenges and prospects for fostering development

Laura T. Raynolds and Nefratiri Weeks

PART VI: Land, resources and environmental struggles

33. Development and Nature: Modes of appropriation and Latin American extractivisms

Eduardo Gudynas

34. Land-grabbing in Latin America: Sedimented landscapes of dispossession

Diana Ojeda

35. Protected areas and biodiversity conservation

Rob Fletcher

36. Mining and development in Latin America

Tom Perreault

37. Towers of indifference: Water and politics in Latin America

Rutgerd Boelens

38. Energy violence and uneven development

Mary Finley-Brook and Osvaldo Jordan Ramos

39. The oil complex in Latin America: Politics, frontiers, and habits of oil rule

Gabriela Valdivia and Angus Lyall

40. Food security and sovereignty

Beth Bee

41. Climate change

Corinne Valdivia and Karina Yager

PART VII: Latin American cities

42. Just another chapter of Latin American gentrification

Ernesto López Morales

43. Gang violence in Latin America

Dennis Rodgers

44. Informal settlements

Melanie Lombard

45. Urban mobility in Latin America

Fábio Duarte

46. Oppressed, segregated, vulnerable: Environmental injustice and conflicts in Latin American cities

Marcelo Lopes de Souza

47. Rethinking the urban economy: Women, protest, and the new commons

Natalia Quiroga Díaz

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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