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Rural Social Movements in Latin America
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Rural Social Movements in Latin America: Organizing for Sustainable Livelihoods

Carmen Diana Deere and Frederick S. Royce

Abstract

All across Latin America, rural peoples are organizing in support of broadly distinct but interrelated issues. Food sovereignty, agrarian reform, indigenous and women's 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 this book 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 ... More

Keywords: Latin America, rural peoples, women's movements, social movements, neoliberal model, sustainable livelihoods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813033327
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033327.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carmen Diana Deere, editor
University of Florida

Frederick S. Royce, editor

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Contents

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I Globalizing the Struggle, Globalizing Hope

1 La Vía Campesina: Globalizing Peasants

Annette Aurélie Desmarais

II Land, Territory, and Agrarian Reform

III Sustainable Livelihoods, Social Justice

IV Transnational Perspectives on Organizing for Social Justice

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