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Political Change

Key issues

  • The relevance of labour politics for contemporary social movements
  • resisting neoliberal capitalism How activism happens and what makes
  • people politically committed

Key text

Lazar, S. (2017). The Social Life of Politics. Ethics, kinship and activism in Argentine unions. Stanford University Press.

Browse Ni Una Menos on Facebook for Argentina, but see also pages for other countries, also Coletivo Papo Reto

And, if you have time:

  • Ciccariello-Maher, G. and J. S. Andrews (2013). We Created Chávez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution, Duke University Press.
  • Rivera Cusicanqui, S (1987) Oppressed but not defeated: peasant struggles among the Aymara and Qhechwa in Bolivia, 1900-1980; or Oprimidos pero no vencidos also available in libraries

Further Reading

  • Becker, M. (2008). Indians and Leftists in the Making of Ecuador’s Modern Indigenous Movements, Duke University Press.
  • Ciccariello-Maher, G. (2016). Building the Commune: Radical Democracy in Venezuela, Verso.
  • Escobar, A. (2009). Territories of Difference: Place, Movements, Life, ‘Redes’. Durham, NC, Duke University Press.
  • Friedman, E. (2017). Interpreting the Internet. Feminist and Queer Counterpublics in Latin America, University of California Press
  • Lazar, S., Ed. (2017). Where are the unions? Workers and Social Movements in Latin America, the Middle East, and Europe. London, Zed Books. Especially the introduction, and chapters by Grisaffi, McMahon and Manzano
  • Nash, J. (1992). "Interpreting social movements: Bolivian resistance to economic conditions imposed by the International Monetary Fund." American Ethnologist 19(2): 275-293.
  • Nash, J., Ed. (2005). Social movements: an anthropological reader. Oxford, Blackwell.
  • Sitrin, M., Ed. (2006). Horizontalism. Voices of Popular Power in Argentina. Oakland and Edinburgh, AK Press.
  • Sitrin, M. (2012). Everyday Revolutions: Horizontalism and Autonomy in Argentina. London, Zed Books.