The 1990s brought major shifts in theoretical understandings of Latin American culture and politics - from the emergence of new fields (such as cultural studies) and novel analyses of globalization from a Latin American perspective, to exploration of how new technologies, such as video cameras and the Internet, have had an impact on grassroots activism. This volume aims to provide students with an overview of how scholars have conceptualized changing grassroots strategies, nationalist projects and popular culture as well as provide reflections on future directions for research. A one-of-a-kind resource that is designed specifically for teaching, it is divided into four major sections. Each section is organized as a series of intellectual debates on central issues that are of importance to the study of Latin American anthropology.
I Social Movements: A - Social Movement Theory - Advances and Critiques; B - Indigenous Movements, Filmmaking and its Critics - (Amazonia). II Mestizaje. III Cities and Globalization. IV Human Rights and the Politics of Anthropology.