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Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference
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The Social Life of Economic Inequalities in Contemporary Latin America

Decades of Change

Editors: Ystanes, Margit, Strønen, Iselin Åsedotter (Eds.)

  • Fills the need for grounded ethnographic studies of the social life of economic inequality in present-day Latin America
  • Includes anthropological, sociological, and philosophical perspectives
  • Tackles issues of racism, segregation, and policing 
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
This edited volume examines how economic processes have worked upon social lives and social realities in Latin America during the past decades. Through tracing the effects of the neoliberal epoch into the era of the so-called pink tide, the book seeks to understand to what extent the turn to the left at the start of the millennium managed to challenge historically constituted configurations of inequality. A central argument in the book is that in spite of economic reforms and social advances on a range of arenas, the fundamental tenants of socio-economic inequalities have not been challenged substantially. As several countries are now experiencing a return to right-wing politics, this collection helps us better understand why inequalities are so entrenched in the Latin American continent, but also the complex and creative ways that it is continuously contested. The book directs itself to students, scholars and anyone interested in Latin America, economic anthropology, political anthropology, left-wing politics, poverty and socio-economic inequalities.

About the authors

Margit Ystanes is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen, Norway. She has conducted research in Guatemala since 2000, and in Brazil since 2013. Her current work investigates the use of sporting mega-events as a tool for urban and economic development in Rio de Janeiro. 

Iselin Åsedotter Strønen is Associate Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen, Norway, and an affiliated researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CM), Norway. She has conducted ethnographic research in Venezuela since 2005, and more recently, in Brazil and Angola.  

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Strønen, Iselin Åsedotter (et al.)

    Pages 3-34

  • Reformism, Class Conciliation and the Pink Tide: Material Gains and Their Limits

    Loureiro, Pedro Mendes

    Pages 35-56

  • Entangled Inequalities, State, and Social Policies in Contemporary Brazil

    Costa, Sérgio

    Pages 59-80

  • #sosfavelas: Digital Representations of Violence and Inequality in Rio de Janeiro

    Ystanes, Margit

    Pages 81-105

  • Urban Development in Rio de Janeiro During the ‘Pink Tide’: Bridging Socio-Spatial Divides Between the Formal and Informal City?

    Sørbøe, Celina Myrann

    Pages 107-127

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-61536-3
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $59.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61535-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Social Life of Economic Inequalities in Contemporary Latin America
Book Subtitle
Decades of Change
Editors
  • Margit Ystanes
  • Iselin Åsedotter Strønen
Series Title
Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61536-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61536-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61535-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 289
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 illustrations in colour
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