Surviving Globalization in Three Latin American Communities

Surviving Globalization in Three Latin American Communities

Book - 2002
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Globalization has reached even the most remote areas of Latin America, pushing traditional peoples and habitats to the brink of extinction and offering a stark choice: adapt or perish. Local communities are scrambling to adjust to new market and social realities while trying to hold on to those cultural values that they regard as non-negotiable.

This book tells the important story of three Latin American communities experiencing globalization at the point of contact between tradition and modernity: Brazil's rubber tappers, Bolivia's Guaran#65533; Indians, and Nicaragua's women cooperativists. Through exclusive, in-depth interviews, Heyck describes globalization and development in the words of people who are experiencing these forces at the grassroots level. The result is a multifaceted understanding of local and global connections and of the human, cultural, and religious dimensions of globalization.

Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. ; New York : Broadview Press, c2002
ISBN: 9781551114774
Call Number: 330.98 H511s
Characteristics: 299 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm


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