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The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Social Movements

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2023-03-28
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Since the re-democratization of much of Latin America in the 1980s and a regional wave of anti-austerity protests in the 1990s, social movement studies has become an important part of sociological, political, and anthropological scholarship on the region. The subdiscipline has framed debates about formal and informal politics, spatial and relational processes, as well as economic changes in Latin America. While there is an abundant literature on particular movements in different countries across the region, there is limited coverage of the approaches, debates, and theoretical understandings of social movement studies applied to Latin America.

In The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Social Movements, Federico M. Rossi presents a survey of the broad range of theoretical perspectives on social movements in Latin America. Bringing together a wide variety of viewpoints, the Handbook includes five sections: theoretical approaches to social movements, as applied to Latin America; processes and dynamics of social movements; major social movements in the region; ideational and strategic dimensions of social movements; and the relationship between political institutions and social movements. Covering key social movements and social dynamics in Latin America from the late nineteenth century to the twenty-first century, The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Social Movements is an indispensable reference for any scholar interested in social movements, protest, contentious politics, and Latin American studies.

Author Biography

Federico M. Rossi is a Profesor-Investigador of the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín in Buenos Aires, and a Senior Fellow of the Humboldt Stiftung at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg. He has published The Poor's Struggle for Political Incorporation: The Piquetero Movement in Argentina; Reshaping the Political Arena in Latin America: From Resisting Neoliberalism to the Second Incorporation; Social Movement Dynamics: New Perspectives on Theory and Research from Latin America; and La participación de las juventudes hoy: la condición juvenil y la redefinición del involucramiento político y social.

Table of Contents

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1. Multiple Paradigms for Understanding a Mobilized Region
Federico M. Rossi

Part I: Theoretical Perspectives

2. Marxist Theories of Latin American Social Movements
Jeffery R. Webber

3. Resource Mobilization and Political Process Theories in Latin America
Nicolás M. Somma

4. New Social Movements in Latin America and the Changing Socio-Political Matrix
Manuel Antonio Garretón and Nicolás Selamé

5. Relational Approaches to Social Movements in (and beyond) Latin America
Sam Halvorsen and Federico M. Rossi

6. Network Approaches to Latin American Movements
Rose J. Spalding

7. Feminist and Queer Perspectives on Latin American Social Movements
Niki Johnson and Diego Sempol

8. Decolonizing Approaches to Latin American Social Movements
Juliana Flórez-Flórez and María Carolina Olarte-Olarte

Part II: Main Processes and Dynamics

9. Protest Waves in Latin America: Facilitating Conditions and Outcomes
Paul Almeida

10. Social Movements and Nationalism in Latin America
Matthias vom Hau

11. Social Movements and Revolutions in Latin America: A Complex Relationship
Salvador Martí i Puig and Alberto Martín Álvarez

12. Social Movements under Authoritarian Regimes in Latin America
Charles D. Brockett

13. Social Movements and Democratization Processes in Latin America
María Inclán

14. Social Movements and Capitalist Models of Development in Latin America Federico M. Rossi

15. Social Movements and Globalization in Latin America
Danny Burridge and John Markoff

16. Movements and Territorial Conflicts in Latin America
Bernardo Mançano Fernandes and Cliff Welch

17. Demobilization Processes in Latin America
Pablo Lapegna, Maritza Paredes, and Renata Motta

Part III: Main Social Movements

18. Transformations of Workers' Mobilization in Latin America
Franklin Ramírez Gallegos and Soledad Stoessel

19. Peasant Movements in Recent Latin American History
Cliff Welch

20. Women's Movements in Latin America: From Elite Organizing to Intersectional Mass Mobilization
Christina Ewig and Elisabeth Jay Friedman

21. Indigenous Movements in Latin America: Characteristics and Contributions
Roberta Rice

22. Afro-Social Movements and the Struggle for Racial Equality in Latin America
Kwame Dixon and Kia Lilly Caldwell

23. Student Movements in Latin America: Pushing the Education Agenda and Beyond
Sofía Donoso

24. Lesbian and Gay Social Movements in Latin America
Jordi Díez

25. Human Rights Movements across Latin America
Jonas Wolff

26. Environmental Mobilization in Latin America: Beyond the Lenses of Social Movements
Lucas G. Christel and Ricardo A. Gutiérrez

27. Urban Social Movements and the Politics of Inclusion in Latin America
Philip Oxhorn

28. Anti-Corruption Social Mobilization in Latin America
Sebastián Pereyra, Tomás Gold and María Soledad Gattoni

29. Consumer (Rights) Movements in Latin America
Sybil Rhodes

30. Autonomist Movements in Latin America
Marcelo Lopes de Souza

31. Transnational Social Movements in Latin America
Marisa von Bülow

32. Right-Wing Movements in Latin America
Leigh A. Payne

33. Revolutionary Movements and Guerrillas in Latin America: From Revolutions to revolutions
Leonidas Oikonomakis

Part IV: Ideational and Strategic Dimensions of Social Movements

34. Social Movements in Latin America: The Cultural Dimension
Ton Salman

35. Identity in Latin American Social Movements
Lorenza B. Fontana

36. Ideas, Ideology, and Citizenship of Social Movements
Anthony Petros Spanakos and Mishella Romo Rivas

37. Religious Groups and Social Movements in Latin America
Robert Sean Mackin

38. Education, Pedagogy, and Social Movements in Latin America
Rebecca Tarlau

39. Repertoires of Contention across Latin America
Takeshi Wada

40. Shifting Geographies of Activism and the Spatial Logics of Latin American Social Movements
Diane E. Davis and Taylor Davey

41. Strengths and Blind Spots of Digital Activism in Latin America: Mapping Actors, Tools, and Theories Emiliano Treré and Summer Harlow

Part V: Institutional Politics and Social Movements

42. Social Movements and Party Politics: Popular Mobilization and the Reciprocal Structuring of Political Representation in Latin America
Kenneth M. Roberts

43. Social Movement Activism, Informal Politics, and Clientelism in Latin America
Hélène Combes and Julieta Quirós

44. Legal Mobilization: Social Movements and the Judicial System across Latin America
Alba Ruibal

45. Social Movements and Participatory Institutions in Latin America
Rocío Annunziata and Benjamin Goldfrank

46. Social Movements and Modes of Institutionalization
Adrian Gurza Lavalle and José Szwako

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