Comprehensive and interdisciplinary, the thoroughly updated and revised second edition of Capital, Power, and Inequality in Latin America is an engaging critical analysis of the major political, economic, social, and ecological conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Expert chapter authors 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.
Richard L. Harris holds a joint appointment as professor of global studies and of world languages and cultures at California State University, Monterey Bay. Jorge Nef is professor and director of the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean (ISLAC) at the University of South Florida.
Chapter 1: Capital, Power, and Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean Chapter 2: Rural Transformation: Unequal Development and Persistent Poverty Chapter 3: Dependency, Underdevelopment, and Neoliberalism Chapter 4: Economic Restructuring, Neoliberalism, and the Working Class Chapter 5: Insecurity, Development, and Democracy: A Pan-American Perspective Chapter 6: The New Social Movements in Latin America and the Caribbean Chapter 7: Women in the Social, Political, and Economic Transformation of Latin America and the Caribbean Chapter 8: Indigenous Peoples: Changing Identities and Forms of Resistance Chapter 9: Liberation Theology, Christian Base Communities, and Solidarity Movements: A Historical Reflection Chapter 10: Ecological Crisis, Sustainable Development, and Capitalism Chapter 11: Globalization and Regionalization in the Americas