The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Social Movements


‘A ‘must book’ for anyone interested in social movements in general and in Latin America in particular. Contributors address a range of theoretical perspectives, and rich analyses of a wide variety of social movements. The most comprehensive book!’

Susan Eckstein, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University

‘Pervaded by inequalities of all sorts, Latin America has been a fertile terrain for the emergence of social movements and, therefore, of a remarkable production of analyses of their role and characteristics. In addition to an impressive and exhaustive array of different themes and analytical perspectives, this book has the crucial merit of opening space for significant theoretical contributions from Latin American scholarship on social movements, so often ignored by the English-language academia.’

Evelina Dagnino, Departamento de Ciência Política, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

‘Latin America is as belligerent as it is unequal. The notable group of scholars assembled in this important volume tells us how and why social movements emerge and persist, offering students of contentious politics a vast array of insightful theoretical tools and empirical lessons.’

Javier Auyero, Department of Sociology, University of Texas, Austin

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Social Movements constitutes a major contribution to the field. It brings together in an interconnected way an important number of chapters, which cover a vast range of topics and problems, all of them of importance for the study of Latin American social movements. Recognizing the diversity of approaches applied to the study of social movements, it shows conceptual articulation and, in its full reading, offers an excellent overview of the field. This book is a significant contribution to the diffusion and debate of Latin American social and political sciences, the international circulation of the region’s research and specific issues, while it contributes to the global debate on social movement studies.’

Federico Schuster, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Buenos Aires

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