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The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Development

by Julie (University of Edinburgh, UK) Cupples

Part of the Routledge International Handbooks Series

The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Development Synopsis

The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Development seeks to engage with comprehensive, contemporary, and critical theoretical debates on Latin American development. The volume draws on contributions from across the humanities and social sciences and, unlike earlier volumes of this kind, explicitly highlights the disruptions to the field being brought by a range of anti-capitalist, decolonial, feminist, and ontological intellectual contributions. The chapters consider in depth the harms and suffering caused by various oppressive forces, as well as the creative and often revolutionary ways in which ordinary Latin Americans resist, fight back, and work to construct development defined broadly as the struggle for a better and more dignified life. The book covers many key themes including development policy and practice; neoliberalism and its aftermath; the role played by social movements in cities and rural areas; the politics of water, oil, and other environmental resources; indigenous and Afro-descendant rights; and the struggles for gender equality. With contributions from authors working in Latin America, the US and Canada, Europe, and New Zealand at a range of universities and other organizations, the handbook is an invaluable resource for students and teachers in development studies, Latin American studies, cultural studies, human geography, anthropology, sociology, political science, and economics, as well as for activists and development practitioners.

The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Development Press Reviews

The scope and ambition of this volume is truly impressive. Sensitive to the profound ambivalence and ambiguity of development, the editors have coordinated a fascinatingly agile and dexterous approach to the topic, full of robust critique and alternative perspectives. For students and scholars interested in the multi-scalar processes of change - social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental - that shape Latin America, this is an essential inter-disciplinary companion. - Peter Wade, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Manchester, UK The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Development creates a profound and rich dialogue among cases that confronted and resignified notions of development not only from their critical decolonial, feminist, anti-capitalist and pluriversal perspectives but also by their interconnected multidisciplinary approaches. The editors carefully selected diverse texts that arise from local contexts and social dynamics (of indigenous, afro-descendant, peasants, migrants, urban collectivities) that bring forward new concepts of genders, sexualities, humans, non-humans, knowledges, justice and ways of living. They also include theoretical approaches and analysis that call for understanding the partial connections of social actors with economic, environmental, political and territorial socio-historical contexts in different scales, in order to open innovative critics, debates and perspectives around different notions of development. - Astrid Ulloa, Professor, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia

Book Information

ISBN: 9781138060739
Publication date: 6th December 2018
Author: Julie (University of Edinburgh, UK) Cupples
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 582 pages
Categories: Development studies,

About Julie (University of Edinburgh, UK) Cupples

Julie Cupples is Professor of Human Geography and Cultural Studies at the University of Edinburgh in the UK. Marcela Palomino-Schalscha is Lecturer in Geography and Development Studies at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Manuel Prieto is Researcher at the Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (IAA) at Universidad Catolica del Norte in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

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