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Cultures Of Politics/politics Of Cultures: Revisioning Latin American Social Movements
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Cultures Of Politics/politics Of Cultures: Revisioning Latin American Social Movements (Paperback)

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Investigating the complex interrelations between culture and politics in a wide range of social movements in Latin America, this book focuses on the cultural politics enacted by social movements as they struggle for new visions and practices of citizenship, democracy, social relations, and development. The volume explores the potential of these cultural politics for fostering alternative political cultures and social transformations. Theoretical and empirical chapters assess and build upon novel conceptions of culture and politics in a variety of disciplines and fields?particularly anthropology, political science, sociology, feminist theory, and cultural studies.The notion of the cultural politics of social movements provides a lens for analyzing emergent discourses and practices grounded in society and culture, the state and political institutions, and the extent to which they may unsettle, or be reinscribed into, the dominant neoliberal strategies of the 1990s. Contributors explore how social movements?urban popular, women's, indigenous, and black movements as well as movements for citizenship and democracy?engage in the cultural resignification of notions such as rights, equality, and difference, thus altering what counts as political. By highlighting simultaneously the cultural dimensions of the political and the political dimensions of the cultural, the book transcends the distinction between ?new? and ?old? social movements and thus significantly renews our understanding of them.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical science & theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc Publication Date: 27/02/1998 ISBN-13: 9780813330723  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Arturo Escobar is assistant professor of anthropology at Smith College. Sonia E. Alvarez is associate professor of politics at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Sonia E. Alvarez is associate professor of politics at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Evelina Dagnino is associate professor of political science at the State University of Campinas in Sao Paulo. Arturo Escobar is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Massachusetts. Arturo Escobar is assistant professor of anthropology at Smith College. Sonia E. Alvarez is associate professor of politics at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

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