Latin American Society (2nd Revised edition)

Latin American Society (2nd Revised edition)

By: Tessa Cubitt (author)Paperback

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Part 1 Development: what is development? central issues - poverty and related problems; population, unemployment and education; measuring development; broad trends. Part 2 Theories of development: the modernization approach; dependency; criticisms of dependency; post-dependency theory - social class, world systems approach, postmodernism; neoliberalism and structural adjustment policies; conclusion. Part 3 Sustainable development: unsustainable economic growth and urban environmental problems; economic growth and rural environmental problems; top-down technocentric solutions; bottom-up solutions - indigenous people as subjects not objects in the process, women as subjects not objects; responses - ecological social movements, women's environmental movements; conclusion. Part 4 Values and institutions: church; education; health; mass media; conclusion. Part 5 Social relations: personalism; family and household; gender and development; gender and the labour market; race relations; conclusion. Part 6 Changing rural society: penetration of capitalism into rural areas; proletarianization or peasantization?; agrarian reform; food policies; peasant mobilization; conclusion. Part 7 Urbanization: rural-urban migration; problems of shelter; employment; informal sector; informal sector; the garbage-pickers of Cali; poverty trap or entrepreneurship?; conclusion. Part 8 Social classes and social movements: beneficiaries of the social order; the working class; the role of the proletariat debate; popular social movements; conclusion. Part 9 The state: the authoritarian state; the social costs of authoritarianism; a weakening state?; the state and inequality; conclusion.

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/04/1995
  • ISBN13: 9780582225480
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780582225480
  • weight: 808
  • ISBN10: 0582225485
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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