Dignity for the Voiceless

Willem Assies's Anthropological Work in Context

Author: Ton Salman,Salvador Martí i Puig,Gemma van der Haar

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782382933

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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Willem Assies died in 2010 at the age of 55. The various stages of his career as a political anthropologist of Latin American illustrate how astute a researcher he was. He had a keen eye for the contradictions he observed during his fieldwork but also enjoyed theoretical debate. A distrust of power led him not only to attempt to understand "people without voice" but to work alongside them so they could discover and find their own voice. Willem Assies explored the messy, often untidy daily lives of people, with their inconsistencies, irrationalities, and passions, but also with their hopes, sense of beauty, solidarity, and quest for dignity. This collection brings together some of Willem Assies's best, most fascinating, and still highly relevant writings.

Enhancing Democracy

Public Policies and Citizen Participation in Chile

Author: Gonzalo Delamaza

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782385479

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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Since the end of the Pinochet regime, Chilean public policy has sought to rebuild democratic governance in the country. This book examines the links between the state and civil society in Chile and the ways social policies have sought to ensure the inclusion of the poor in society and democracy. Although Chile has gained political stability and grown economically, the ability of social policies to expand democratic governance and participation has proved limited, and in fact such policies have become subordinate to an elitist model of democracy and resulted in a restrictive form of citizen participation.

Housing and Belonging in Latin America

Author: Christien Klaufus,Arij Ouweneel

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782387412

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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The intricacies of living in contemporary Latin American cities include cases of both empowerment and restriction. In Lima, residents built their own homes and formed community organizations, while in Rio de Janeiro inhabitants of the favelas needed to be “pacified” in anticipation of international sporting events. Aspirations to “get ahead in life” abound in the region, but so do multiple limitations to realizing the dream of upward mobility. This volume captures the paradoxical histories and experiences of urban life in Latin America, offering new empirical and theoretical insights to scholars.

Sozialstrukturen in Lateinamerika

Ein Überblick

Author: Dieter Boris,Therese Gerstenlauer,Alke Jenss,Kristy Schank,Johannes Schulten

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531157696

Category: Social Science

Page: 339

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Im Kontext neoliberaler Wirtschafts- und Gesellschaftspolitik erfuhren die Länder Lateinamerikas tiefgreifende Veränderungen ihrer Sozialstrukturen. Jedoch kontrastiert die hohe Relevanz dieser Wandlungsprozesse mit ihrer bislang geringen wissenschaftlichen Erforschung. Der vorliegende Sammelband vereint daher die wenigen und hervorragenden internationalen – vor allem aus Lateinamerika stammenden – Beiträge zu den wichtigsten Dimensionen der gegenwärtigen Sozialstrukturen. Damit wird eine erste theoretische und empirische Grundlage für weiterführende Analysen der lateinamerikanischen Realität geschaffen.

Land und Freiheit

Machnovščina und Zapatismo als Beispiele agrarrevolutionärer Bewegungen

Author: Dittmar Dahlmann

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515040839

Category: History

Page: 296

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