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Rural Social Movements in Latin America: Organizing for Sustainable Livelihoods Carmen Diana Deere

Rural Social Movements in Latin America: Organizing for Sustainable Livelihoods

Carmen Diana Deere

Published June 28th 2009
ISBN : 9780813033327
Hardcover
368 pages
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All across Latin America, rural peoples are organizing in support of broadly distinct but interrelated issues. Food sovereignty, agrarian reform, indigenous and womens rights, sustainable development, fair trade, and immigration issues are the focusMoreAll across Latin America, rural peoples are organizing in support of broadly distinct but interrelated issues. Food sovereignty, agrarian reform, indigenous and womens rights, sustainable development, fair trade, and immigration issues are the focus of a large number of social movements found in countries such as Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Brazil, and Peru. The contributors to Rural Social Movements in Latin America include academic researchers as well as social movement leaders who are seeking to effect change in their countries and communities. As a group they are at the forefront of some of the most critical environmental, social, and political issues of the day. This volume highlights the central role these movements play in opposition to the neoliberal model of development and offers fresh insights on emerging alternatives at the local, national, and hemispheric level. It also illustrates and analyzes the similarities - notably the struggle for sustainable livelihoods - as well as the difference among these various peasant, indigenous, and rural womens movements.