April 14, 2016

Book, "Capital, Power, and Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean." Edited By Richard L. Harris and Jorge Nef

::::::Book Review::::::

Capital, Power, and Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean – New Edition 

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Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014.

Comprehensive and interdisciplinary, this thoroughly updated and revised second edition is an engaging critical analysis of the major political, economic, social, and ecological conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Genuinely regional in scope, this textbook examines the hemispheric and global context of these conditions as well as the relations among Latin American and Caribbean states and their relations with the United States. Expert contributors describe and analyze the economies and trading relations, politics and state policies, social inequalities and social injustices, indigenous communities, gender relations, influence of religion, wide array of social movements, and social ecology of the societies in this important region of the world. Harris and Nef have assembled a valuable resource for undergraduate and graduate courses and all readers concerned with understanding the past, present, and future development of contemporary Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Americas as a whole.

Contributions by:  Guido Pascual Galafassi, Richard L. Harris, Judith Adler Hellman, Cristóbal Kay, Michael Kearney, Francesca Miller, Jorge Nef, Viviana Patroni, Wilder Robles, and Stefano Varese.

Provocative analyses that invert current orthodoxies. Reshapes how we think about social movements, rural societies, working class struggles and indigenous peoples.
~Elizabeth Dore, University of Southampton

The editors of this collection have brought together leading critical scholars with a wealth of experience behind them to provide an up-to-date survey of the main economic, political, and social aspects of contemporary Latin America. Recommended.
~Ronaldo Munck, Dublin City University

The first edition of Capital, Power, and Inequality in Latin America was prophetic, and this revision is even more important, especially in light of the pace and space of globalization. In the spirit of Andre Gunder Frank, it examines Latin America and globalization: the diverse alliances of women’s organizations and the growth of new social movements, political parties, indigenous movements, and environmentalist groups. While it is clearly written and appropriate for undergraduates, its analytical focus will appeal to all scholars.
~Pat Lauderdale, Arizona State University


Latin American Perspectives
List Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-0-07425-5524-2
Publication Date: January 2008 360pp

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