This book provides a remarkable collection documenting the successes, challenges and processes of contemporary rural social movements. By analyzing the various ways in which these movements articulate local and global networks, advocate for gender and ethnic rights, and insist on environmental and economic justice, this collection makes a compelling case that these movements provide coherent and dedicated leadership toward creating more equitable and sustainable societies.
Gives a clear picture of present-day rurality and the struggles to build a better future for rural populations, including concerns high on the international agenda such as food and environmental sustainability.
A fascinating book that provides an enormously useful view of the current state of social mobilization in the region. . . . [and] gives the reader a clear sense of the varied and dynamic voices of contemporary Latin American social movements that are committed to creating sustainable alternatives for the future.
--Journal of Peasant Studies
Presents a very complete overview of the struggles, achievements and proposals of rural social movements throughout Latin America. . . . A must read for anyone interested in rural social movements in Latin America.
--Journal of Agrarian Change
A Lively picture of the main visions and strategies of unity (especially by majoritarian groups), but also of the fears and challenges encountered by minority groups.
--Social Movement Studies
A good introduction to many of the key issues and movements in contemporary rural Latin America and will be of wide-ranging interest.
--Bulletin of Latin American Research