The Social Life of Economic Inequalities in Contemporary Latin America

Decades of Change
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 24. August 2018
 
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  • 312 Seiten
978-3-319-87105-9 (ISBN)
 
This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This edited volume examines how economic processes have worked upon social lives and social realities in Latin America during the past decades. Through tracing the effects of the neoliberal epoch into the era of the so-called pink tide, the book seeks to understand to what extent the turn to the left at the start of the millennium managed to challenge historically constituted configurations of inequality. A central argument in the book is that in spite of economic reforms and social advances on a range of arenas, the fundamental tenants of socio-economic inequalities have not been challenged substantially. As several countries are now experiencing a return to right-wing politics, this collection helps us better understand why inequalities are so entrenched in the Latin American continent, but also the complex and creative ways that it is continuously contested. The book directs itself to students, scholars and anyone interested in Latin America, economic anthropology, political anthropology, left-wing politics, poverty and socio-economic inequalities.
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
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  • 1 Illustrations, color; XIX, 289 p. 1 illus. in color.
  • Höhe: 210 mm
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  • Breite: 148 mm
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  • Dicke: 16 mm
  • 406 gr
978-3-319-87105-9 (9783319871059)
10.1007/978-3-319-61536-3
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Margit Ystanes is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen, Norway. She has conducted research in Guatemala since 2000, and in Brazil since 2013. Her current work investigates the use of sporting mega-events as a tool for urban and economic development in Rio de Janeiro.

Iselin Åsedotter Strønen is Associate Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen, Norway, and an affiliated researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CM), Norway. She has conducted ethnographic research in Venezuela since 2005, and more recently, in Brazil and Angola.
Part I: Social Lives, Economic Ideas
1. Introduction2. Reformism, Class Conciliation, and the Pink Tide: Material Gains and their Limits
Part II: The Case of Brazil

3. Entangled Inequalities, State, and Social Policies in Contemporary Brazil4. #sosfavelas: Digital Representations of Violence and Inequality in Rio de Janeiro5. Urban Development in Rio de Janeiro During the 'Pink Tide': from politics of citizenship to politics of privilege6. Meanings of Poverty: an Ethnography of Bolsa Familia Beneficiaries in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
Part III: Subjectivities and Structures
7. Political Polarization, Colonial Inequalities, and the Crisis of Modernity in Venezuela8. Market Liberalization and the (Un-) Making of the 'Perfect Neoliberal Citizen': Enactments of Gendered and Racialized Inequalities among Peruvian Vendors9. Coming of Age in the Penal System: Neoliberalism, 'Mano Dura', and the Reproduction of 'Racialised' Inequality in Honduras
Part IV:

10. Settlers and Squatters: The Production of Social Inequalities in the Peruvian Desert11. Latin American Inequality and Reparation
Part V:
12. Postscript

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
This edited volume examines how economic processes have worked upon social lives and social realities in Latin America during the past decades. Through tracing the effects of the neoliberal epoch into the era of the so-called pink tide, the book seeks to understand to what extent the turn to the left at the start of the millennium managed to challenge historically constituted configurations of inequality. A central argument in the book is that in spite of economic reforms and social advances on a range of arenas, the fundamental tenants of socio-economic inequalities have not been challenged substantially. As several countries are now experiencing a return to right-wing politics, this collection helps us better understand why inequalities are so entrenched in the Latin American continent, but also the complex and creative ways that it is continuously contested. The book directs itself to students, scholars and anyone interested in Latin America, economic anthropology, political anthropology, left-wing politics, poverty and socio-economic inequalities.

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