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The third wave of modernization in Latin America : cultural perspectives on neoliberalism

Phillips, Lynne.

Wilmington, Del. : Scholarly Resources c1998

Available at Central Connecticut State University  Stack Level 4  (HC125 T515 1998 )()

  • Title:
    The third wave of modernization in Latin America : cultural perspectives on neoliberalism
  • Author: Phillips, Lynne.
  • Variant Title: Cultural perspectives on neoliberalism
    3rd wave of modernization in Latin America
    Cultural perspectives on neoliberalism.
    3rd wave of modernization in Latin America.
  • Publisher: Wilmington, Del. : Scholarly Resources
  • Creation Date: c1998
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 200 p. ).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
  • Subjects: Structural adjustment (Economic policy) -- Social aspects -- Latin America; Latin America -- Economic policy; Latin America -- Economic conditions -- 1982-; Latin America -- Social conditions -- 1982-
  • Description: The term "modernization" has been used extensively in Latin America since the post-World War II period to describe the promotion of Western worldviews and consumption patterns. The term is being used in the 1990s in conjunction with the neoliberal pressure placed upon the region to develop "modern" states and markets to be integrated into the world economy.
    Professor Lynne Phillips offers an anthropological perspective on Latin America's most recent phase of modernization and its costs to social relations and traditional ways of life. Because people's lives are placed at center stage, a human dimension is brought to the study of the modernization process.
    Written in accessible language, The Third Wave of Modernization in Latin America analyzes a wide variety of themes, from rural and urban poverty to environmental and cultural identity issues. Each chapter, authored exclusively for this volume, concentrates on a particular country.
    Included are case studies of organizations that have been influenced by current neoliberal policies; critical perspectives on restructuring, free trade, and modernization; an overview of Latin America's recent past to explain why neoliberalism has become a predominant policy in the region; and analyses of the environment, women's issues, and native communities in the context of modernization.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
  • Contents: Changing rural lives : the third wave of modernization : liberalism, salinismo, and indigenous peasants in Mexico / Pierre Beaucage
    Economic development and the origins of the Bolivian cocaine industry / Michael D. Painter
    The localization of the global : contemporary production practices in a Mayan community in Guatemala / Linda Green
    Transforming urban enterprises : survival politics and the movements of market women in Peru in the age of Neoliberalism / Linda J. Seligmann
    Financing small-scale enterprises in Bolivia / Hans Buechler ... [et al.]
    From cooperatives to microenterprises : the neoliberal turn in postrevolutionary Nicaragua / Florence E. Babb
    Restructuring society and nature : Neoliberalism and public education : the relevance of the Bolivian teacher's strike of 1995 / Lesley Gill
    Vital signs : the dynamics of folk medicine in Northwestern Argentina / Constance Classen and David Howes
    Eco-Imperialism? Environmental policy versus everyday practice in Mexico / Marilyn Gates
    Neoliberal recipes, environmental cooks : the transformation of Amazonian agency / Gustavo Lins Ribeiro and Paul E. Little.
  • OCLC Number: 37001386
  • Identifier: ISBN0-585-28162-9;LCCN 97022853