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Published: 28 August 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377405-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7740-5
Published: 27 March 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384427-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8442-7
Series: Narrating Native Histories
Published: 17 October 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391494-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9149-4
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-117
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... In the late twentieth century, domestic and foreign migration accelerated dramatically. The urban population increased from 26 percent in 1950 to 62 percent in 2001, spurred in large part by migration stemming from the midcentury revolution and, later, neoliberal restructuring. Emigration...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-137
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
...” policy aimed at eradicating 100 percent of the coca plantations in the Chapare. In protest, thousands of coca growers marched in the city of Chapare and engaged in confrontations with the police. During the violence, pro-coca demonstrators seized, tortured, and killed two policemen. Congress immediately...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-116
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... simply selling off state-owned industries to the highest bidder, the Bolivian privatization process required foreign companies to invest in them. In exchange, they received up to a 50 percent ownership stake and full control of management. The remaining 50 percent was meant to be transferred...
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374039-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
... Counterintuitively, rural medicines proliferate in Togo’s capital city, Lomé. They are sold on street corners, in market stalls, and by itinerant vendors in neighborhoods. Market women and civil servants alike, and 100 percent of those interviewed, used herbal medicines routinely while also...
Published: 07 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375876-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7587-6
... elsewhere in the world, Mexico was unique because the 1910–1917 revolution produced a land reform process that eventually delivered 60 percent of the nation’s woodlands to the predominantly indigenous people, whose attitude toward the woodlands often diverged from that of professional foresters. As a result...
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375074-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... a Canadian company inaugurated an open-pit gold mine in the indigenous province of San Marcos. In response, when local residents held a consulta , or referendum, in which 98 percent rejected the mine, the province became the epicenter of what is now a national movement to make (mainly) indigenous people...
Series: Radical Américas
Published: 13 January 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7370-4
... This chapter sets out from the contemporary tension between postcolonial and dialectical thinking—in Slavoj Žižek and Alain Badiou in particular—before turning to the Occupy Movement, and the ratio of the 99 percent, as an entry point for grappling with the dangerous lure of unity. Despite his...
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374305-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7430-5
... Saint Domingue was the most profitable plantation society in Americas in 1790, leading production of sugar and coffee with a population 90 percent enslaved. Amid the conflicts and ideals of the French revolution, slaves took arms to claim freedom, end French rule, all but end sugar production...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 27 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374398-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7439-8
... This chapter focuses on families who lost children to the mysterious epidemic. In Mukoboina, 10 percent of the population of around eighty died. Parents collectively told testimonios , stories that recounted their frenetic efforts to find a doctor, nurse, or healer who could save the life...
Published: 15 July 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7399-5
... to the non-Black folk seen slumming about gentrified neighborhoods in Brooklyn with dogs, strollers, and condos . . . soooo not the 99 percent). A poem dedicated to dream hampton on hip-hop (“the first musical movement in history where black people pimped themselves before the white boy did”) and an essay...
Published: 22 July 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375357-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7535-7
... In this chapter, Rahnia returns to Conceive, where she finishes her reproductive journey with a happier ending. Such IVF journeys bespeak the aspirations for parenthood and child desires that are driving global reprotravel in a world where 95 percent of adults want children. Today, infertile...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-110
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... industries to the highest bidder, the Bolivian privatization process required foreign companies to invest in them. In exchange, they received up to a 50 percent ownership stake and full control of management. The remaining 50 percent was meant to be transferred to the Bolivian people, who supposedly would...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374312-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7431-2
... This essay interrogates the issue of social justice based on a critical analysis of the categorization debate in Andhra Pradesh, a south Indian state. The Madigas, one of the scheduled castes, demanded the subdivision of the unified quota of 15 percent reservations for scheduled castes...
Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373742-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7374-2
... narrative is that we live in a grossly unequal world in which the richest one percent are rewarded at the expense of everyone else, and that unrestrained market-forces marginalize and exclude ever-greater numbers of people, condemning them to subalternity. The chapter examines the origins of OWS, and its...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-136
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... coca” policy aimed at eradicating 100 percent of the coca plantations in the Chapare. In protest, thousands of coca growers marched in the city of Chapare and engaged in confrontations with the police. During the violence, pro-coca demonstrators seized, tortured, and killed two policemen. Congress...
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... for the new El Dorado. In 2005 a Canadian company inaugurated an open-pit gold mine in the indigenous province of San Marcos. In response, when local residents held a consulta , or referendum, in which 98 percent rejected the mine, the province became the epicenter of what is now a national movement to make...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-065
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... levels of organization and mobilization in the countryside during the 1930s and 1940s. When the Revolutionary Nationalist Movement ( mnr ) came to power in April 1952, it sought to cement an alliance with the rural sector which, according to the 1950 census, still represented 73 percent of the population...