We Created Ch vez

We Created Ch  vez Author George Ciccariello-Maher
ISBN-10 9780822354529
Release 2013-04-17
Pages 320
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This history of Venezuelan politics from below tells how militants, students, women, Afro-indigeneous peoples, and the working-class brought about Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution and, ultimately, brought Hugo Chávez to power.

Latin America in the Post Ch vez Era The Security Threat to the United States

Latin America in the Post Ch vez Era  The Security Threat to the United States Author Luis Fleischman
ISBN-10 9781612346021
Release 2014-05-14
Pages 304
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Hugo Chavez has recently undergone three surgeries for cancer, prompting much speculation and anxiety about the impact of his death. What will a post-Chavez future look like, not only in Venezuela but also in the region"" In Latin America in the Post-Chavez Era, Luis Fleischman examines Chavez's highly controversial Bolivarian revolution, which has expanded beyond Venezuela to other countries in South America and whose sphere of influence also extends to Central America and the Caribbean. Across Latin America, Chavez has financially supported political candidates or presidents in office dedica.

Dragon in the Tropics

Dragon in the Tropics Author Javier Corrales
ISBN-10 9780815725947
Release 2015-02-25
Pages 224
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This new and expanded edition of Dragon in the Tropics—the widely acclaimed account of how president Hugo Chávez (1999–2013) revamped Venezuela’s political economy—examines the electoral decline of Chavismo after Chavez’s death and the policies adopted by his successor, Nicolás Maduro, to cope with the economic chaos inherited from previous radical populist policies. Corrales and Penfold argue that Maduro has had to struggle with the inherent contradictions of a large and heterogeneous social coalition, a declining oil sector, the strength of entrenched military interests, and fewer resources to appease international allies, which have strenghtened the autocratic features of an already consolidated hybrid regime. In examining the new political realities of Venezuela, the authors offer lessons on the dynamics of succession in hybrid regimes. This book is a must-read for scholars and analysts of Latin America.

C sar Ch vez the Catholic Bishops and the Farmworkers Struggle for Social Justice

C  sar Ch   vez  the Catholic Bishops  and the Farmworkers  Struggle for Social Justice Author Marco G. Prouty
ISBN-10 0816527318
Release 2008-09-01
Pages 185
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Available in paperback September 2008! CŽsar Ch‡vez and the farmworkersÕ struggle for justice polarized the Catholic community in CaliforniaÕs Central Valley during the 1965Ð1970 Delano Grape Strike. Because most farmworkers and landowners were Catholic, the American Catholic Church was placed in the challenging position of choosing sides in an intrafaith conflict. Twice Ch‡vez petitioned the Catholic Church for help. Finally, in 1969 the American Catholic hierarchy responded by creating the BishopsÕ Ad Hoc Committee on Farm Labor. This committee of five bishops and two priests traveled CaliforniaÕs Central Valley and mediated a settlement in the five-year conflict. Within months, a new and more difficult struggle began in CaliforniaÕs lettuce fields. This time the Catholic Church drew on its long-standing tradition of social teaching and shifted its policy from neutrality to outright support for CŽsar Ch‡vez and his union, the United Farmworkers (UFW). The BishopsÕ Committee became so instrumental in the UFWÕs success that Ch‡vez declared its intervention Òthe single most important thing that has helped us.Ó Drawing upon rich, untapped archival sources at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Marco Prouty exposes the American Catholic hierarchyÕs internal, and often confidential, deliberations during the California farm labor crisis of the 1960s and 1970s. He traces the ChurchÕs gradual transition from reluctant mediator to outright supporter of Ch‡vez, providing an intimate view of the ChurchÕs decision-making process and Ch‡vezÕs steadfast struggle to win rights for farmworkers. This lucid, solidly researched text will be an invaluable addition to the fields of labor history, social justice, ethnic studies, and religious history.

Venezuela Before Ch vez

Venezuela Before Ch  vez Author Ricardo Hausmann
ISBN-10 9780271064642
Release 2014-01-27
Pages 488
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At the beginning of the twentieth century, Venezuela had one of the poorest economies in Latin America, but by 1970 it had become the richest country in the region and one of the twenty richest countries in the world, ahead of countries such as Greece, Israel, and Spain. Between 1978 and 2001, however, Venezuela’s economy went sharply in reverse, with non-oil GDP declining by almost 19 percent and oil GDP by an astonishing 65 percent. What accounts for this drastic turnabout? The editors of Venezuela Before Chávez, who each played a policymaking role in the country’s economy during the past two decades, have brought together a group of economists and political scientists to examine systematically the impact of a wide range of factors affecting the economy’s collapse, from the cost of labor regulation and the development of financial markets to the weakening of democratic governance and the politics of decisions about industrial policy. Aside from the editors, the contributors are Omar Bello, Adriana Bermúdez, Matías Braun, Javier Corrales, Jonathan Di John, Rafael Di Tella, Javier Donna, Samuel Freije, Dan Levy, Robert MacCulloch, Osmel Manzano, Francisco Monaldi, María Antonia Moreno, Daniel Ortega, Michael Penfold, José Pineda, Lant Pritchett, Cameron A. Shelton, and Dean Yang.

Specters of Conquest

Specters of Conquest Author Adam Lifshey
ISBN-10 9780823232406
Release 2010-06-15
Pages 192
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This book intervenes in transatlantic and hemispheric studies by positing Americaas not a particular country or continent but a foundational narrative, in which conquerors arrive at a shore intent on overwriting local versions of humanity, culture, and landscape with inscriptions of their own design. This imposition of foreign textualities, however dominant, is never complete because the absences of the disappeared still linger manifestly, still are present. That apparent paradox results in a haunted America, whose conquest is always partial and whose conquered are always contestatory. Readers of scholarship by transatlanticists such as Paul Gilroy and hemispherists such as Diana Taylor will find new conceptualizations here of an America that knows no geographic boundaries, whose absences are collective but not necessarily interrelated by genealogy. The five principal texts at hand - Columbus's diary of his first voyage, the Popol Vuh of the Maya-K'iche', Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, Evita's Cuando los Combes luchaban (the first African novel in Spanish), and Pynchon's Mason & Dixon - are examined as foundational stories of America in their imaginings of its transatlantic commencement. Interspersed too are shorter studies of narratives by William Carlos Williams, Rigoberta Mench£, μlvar N£¤ez Cabeza de Vaca, Jos Mart¡, Mark Knopfler (former lead singer of Dire Straits) and Gabriel Garc¡a M~rquez. These texts are rarely if ever read together because of their discrete provenances in time and place, yet their juxtaposition reveals how the disjunctions and ruptures that took place on the eastern and western shores of the Atlantic upon the arrival of Europeans became insinuated as recurring and resistant absences in narratives ostensibly contextualized by the Conquest.The book concludes by proposing that Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is the great American novel.After Specters of Conquest: Indigenous Absence in Transatlantic Literatures, America will never seem the same.

On History

On History Author Oliver Stone
ISBN-10 9781608461608
Release 2011-11-08
Pages 180
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In working together on two challenging new documentaries—South of the Border and the forthcoming thirteen-part, thirteen-hour Forgotten History of the United States series for Showtime—filmmaker Oliver Stone engaged with author and filmmaker Tariq Ali in a probing, hard-hitting conversation on the politics of history. Their dialogue brings to light a number of forgotten—or deliberately buried—episodes of American history, from the US intervention against the Russian Revolution to the dynamic radicalism of the Wobblies; how Henry Wallace's nomination for the vice presidency was deliberately thwarted by Democratic Party machine insiders, to the ongoing close connections between various US presidents and the Saudi royal family. For Stone and Ali—two of our most insightful observers on history and popular culture—no topic is sacred, no orthodoxy goes unchallenged. Tariq Ali is an internationally acclaimed Pakistani writer and filmmaker. He has written more than two dozen books on world history and politics and seven novels (translated into over a dozen languages) as well as scripts for the stage and screen. He is an editor of New Left Review and lives in London. Oliver Stone has directed, among other films, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, W., World Trade Center, Any Given Sunday, Nixon, Natural Born Killers, Heaven and Earth, JFK, The Doors, Born on The Fourth of July, Talk Radio, Wall Street, Platoon, Salvador, and the documentaries Looking for Fidel, Comandante, Persona Non Grata, South of the Border, and the upcoming Forgotten History of the United States series for Showtime.

The Two Lefts Chavez Venezuela and Contemporary Left Wing Politics

The Two Lefts  Chavez  Venezuela  and Contemporary Left Wing Politics Author Teodoro Petkoff
ISBN-10 9781847536181
Release 2007-07-01
Pages 85
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This volume comprises a collection of ten essays, written between 2002 and 2004, by Teodoro Petkoff, who during the last four decades has been one of Venezuela's most prominent politicians and political thinkers. He is still very active politically; for several months he was the main opposition candidate for his party, MAS (Movimiento al Socialismo), opposing Hugo Chavez in the run-up to Venezuela's general election, held in December 2006. Since 2000, he has been the editor of Tal Cual, one of the most widely read newspapers in Venezuela. First published in Spanish as Dos Izquierdas (Caracas: Alfadil, 2005), this book has been translated by Daniel Petkoff, and edited by Matthew Clark, with a view to introducing Petkoff's comment and analysis to the English-speaking world, as none of his previous publications has been translated into English.

Border Lives

Border Lives Author Sergio Ch?vez
ISBN-10 9780199380596
Release 2016-02-03
Pages 248
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In Border Lives, Sergio Ch?vez moves past Tijuana's notorious image as a hub of sex, drugs, and crime to tell the story of the diverse group of individuals who use both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border as a resource to construct their livelihoods. Based on ethnographic observation and in-depth interviews, Ch?vez explores the complex and often contradictory ways in which the border influences the livelihood strategies and lifestyles of border crossers. The border shapes respondents' knowledge and relationships, controls their time, and allows them to convert U.S. wages into a Mexican standard of living without losing the social and cultural comforts of Tijuana-as-home. A substantial contribution to migration and labor studies, Border Lives provides empirical grounding to theories of how geographical borders shape human action.

Ch vez Venezuela and the New Latin America

Ch  vez  Venezuela and the New Latin America Author Hugo Chávez Frías
ISBN-10 1920888004
Release 2005
Pages 143
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An extraordinary encounter between Aleida Guevara, daughter of Che and Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela. Guevara interviewed Chavez over several days, revealing in increasingly intimate detail the President's fiercely nationalist vision for Venezuela, his views on the significance of the Bolivian revolution and his commitment to a united Latin America. He also discusses Venezuela's new democratic constitution and its relationship with the United States and Cuba.

The words of C sar Ch vez

The words of C  sar Ch  vez Author César Chávez
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105110281891
Release 2002
Pages 199
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Presents an anthology of Cesar Chavez's speeches and writings.

Consuming Mexican Labor

Consuming Mexican Labor Author Ronald L. Mize
ISBN-10 9781442601574
Release 2010
Pages 294
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Mexican migration to the United States and Canada is a highly contentious issue in the eyes of many North Americans, and every generation seems to construct the northward flow of labor as a brand new social problem. The history of Mexican labor migration to the United States, from the Bracero Program (1942-1964) to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), suggests that Mexicans have been actively encouraged to migrate northward when labor markets are in short supply, only to be turned back during economic downturns. In this timely book, Mize and Swords dissect the social relations that define how corporations, consumers, and states involve Mexican immigrant laborers in the politics of production and consumption. The result is a comprehensive and contemporary look at the increasingly important role that Mexican immigrants play in the North American economy.

Negotiating Conquest

Negotiating Conquest Author Miroslava Ch‡vez-Garc’a
ISBN-10 0816526001
Release 2006-09-01
Pages 240
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"This study examines the ways in which Mexican and Native women challenged the patriarchal traditional culture of the Spanish, Mexican , and early American eras in California, tracing the shifting contingencies surrounding their lives from the imposition of Spanish Catholic colonial rule in the 1770s to the ascendancy of Euro-American Protestant capitalistic society in the 1880s." -from the book cover.

The Rhetorical Career of C sar Ch vez

The Rhetorical Career of C  sar Ch  vez Author John C. Hammerback
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105020165937
Release 1998
Pages 241
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Although born into one of the least powerful segments of American society, Cesar Chavez led the farm-labor movement to unprecedented heights. His powerful effect on audiences is well known, but award-winning scholars John C. Hammerback and Richard J. Jensen offer the first explanation of how Chavez achieved that effect. Although other studies of Chavez exist, none has examined so thoroughly his rhetoric nor analyzed in depth such a large number of Chavez's own texts -- scores of which have previously been unstudied. Chavez was an indefatigable speaker, writer, and non-discursive communicator who developed a well-thought-out approach to his rhetorical discourse and placed his speaking and writing at the very center of his career. By merging thought and character in his themes, arguments, and explanations, and in his first and second personae, Chavez was able to identify with the character of his listeners. That identification induced many audience members to support Chavez's agenda for union activism. The authors have developed a model to help explain Chavez's startling transformation of some audiences and persuasion of others. Hammerback and Jensen reveal that Chavez's world view motivated him to work tirelessly and directed him to the particular rhetorical qualities and techniques that characterized his discourse. The authors also demonstrate Chavez's surprising effectiveness as a rhetor despite his soft-spoken style, uncharacteristic of most powerful orators.

Building the Commune

Building the Commune Author George Cicciarello-Maher
ISBN-10 1784782238
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 144
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Latin America's experiments in direct democracy Since 2011, a wave of popular uprisings has swept the globe, taking shape in the Occupy movement, the Arab Spring, 15M in Spain, and the anti-austerity protests in Greece. The demands have been varied, but have expressed a consistent commitment to the ideals of radical democracy. Similar experiments began appearing across Latin America twenty-five years ago, just as the left fell into decline in Europe. In Venezuela, poor barrio residents arose in a mass rebellion against neoliberalism, ushering in a government that institutionalized the communes already forming organically. In Building the Commune, George Ciccariello-Maher travels through these radical experiments, speaking to a broad range of community members, workers, students and government officials. Assessing the projects' successes and failures, Building the Commune provides lessons and inspiration for the radical movements of today.

Die offenen Adern Lateinamerikas

Die offenen Adern Lateinamerikas Author Eduardo Galeano
ISBN-10 3779502712
Release 2009
Pages 409
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Die offenen Adern Lateinamerikas has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Die offenen Adern Lateinamerikas also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Die offenen Adern Lateinamerikas book for free.


Freak Author Rodman Philbrick
ISBN-10 9783473477203
Release 2015-11-01
Pages 192
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"Ich hatte nie ein Gehirn, bis Freak auftauchte und mir seins für eine Weile überließ, und das ist die Wahrheit, die volle Wahrheit. Die unbezwungene Wahrheit, wie Freak das genannt hätte, und eine Zeit lang hat er das Reden für mich übernommen. Ich selbst hatte bis dahin eigentlich nur mit Fäusten und Füßen geredet, bevor wir dann Freak der Starke wurden, Drachen und Narren töteten und hoch zu Ross ritten." Sie sind eigentlich ein merkwürdiges Gespann: der ungeschlachte Max, den ein dunkles Geheimnis quält, und Kevin, der geniale Zwerg voller Neugier und Fantasie, dessen gebrechlicher Körper nicht mehr wächst. Zusammen werden sie zu einem unschlagbaren Team.