Neoliberalism, Interrupted: Social Change and Contested Governance in Contemporary Latin America

Neoliberalism, Interrupted: Social Change and Contested Governance in Contemporary Latin America

Neoliberalism, Interrupted: Social Change and Contested Governance in Contemporary Latin America

Neoliberalism, Interrupted: Social Change and Contested Governance in Contemporary Latin America

Synopsis

In the 1980s and 1990s, neoliberal forms of governance largely dominated Latin American political and social life. Neoliberalism, Interrupted examines the recent and diverse proliferation of responses to neoliberalism's hegemony. In so doing, this vanguard collection of case studies undermines the conventional dichotomies used to understand transformation in this region, such as neoliberalism vs. socialism, right vs. left, indigenous vs. mestizo, and national vs. transnational.

Deploying both ethnographic research and more synthetic reflections on meaning, consequence, and possibility, the essays focus on the ways in which a range of unresolved contradictions interconnect various projects for change and resistance to change in Latin America. Useful to students and scholars across disciplines, this groundbreaking volume reorients how sociopolitical change has been understood and practiced in Latin America. It also carries important lessons for other parts of the world with similar histories and structural conditions.
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