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Riassunto: In the face of enormous disparities of wealth and despite brutal repression, Latin America is alive with movements for change. Struggles for human rights, community organization and political participation have enabled Latin Americans to assume their role as authors of their own history. 'Relentless Persistence' illustrates in human terms the vitality and diversity of these movements - and their often astonishing results. How did popular pressure in Uruguay drive the military dictatorship into retreat? How are the indigenous people of Peru continuing their 450-year-old tradition of resistance to subjugation and acculturation? What are base community organizers doing to create real democracy in Chile? In answering these questions, 'Relentless Persistence' gives us inspiring examples of human creativity and commitment, explores the rich relationship between faith and politics, and demonstrates the dynamic integration of reflection, strategy and action that can lead to liberation. Here are the stories of cement workers in Brazil who maintained militant nonviolence throughout a successful twelve-year strike; of four women whose hunger strike brought Bolivia to a standstill until tin miners' rights were restored; of Honduran peasants whose land occupations enable them to feed their families; of the Argentinean 'Madres de Plaza de Mayo', whose bold actions awakened the conscience of their nation. Through case studies and personal testimonies, Relentless Persistence offers both the fascination of remarkable success stories and a deeper understanding of how ordinary people can create dramatic change. For North Americans, conditioned to expect quick results, Relentless Persistence provides perspective for the long haul - a healthy antidote to easy discouragement. It is above all a strength-giving book, full of moving examples of people acting with great determination and a profound joy of life.
From Library Journal:
In a region where political violence has been the norm, few works have emerged to document what this book calls "active nonviolence." The editors survey ten Latin American countries confronted by various forms of violence, using a case study approach to support their contention that active nonviolence is a viable alternative to violent change. This philosophy shares similarities with, and contributes to, liberation theology. The contributors are practitioners, not academics, resulting in a work that is shy on theoretical and historical roots, but strong on examples and personal experiences. Although tying each case together would strengthen the book considerably, its coverage is unique and readily accessible to the general reader. Recommended for most libraries.
- Roderic A. Camp, Central Coll., Pella, Ia.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Titolo: Relentless Persistence
Casa editrice: New Society Pub
Data di pubblicazione: 1990
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro NEW SOCIETY PUBLISHERS. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. History and Social Science>Latin America>General. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 17978086571182200. Codice libro della libreria 17978086571182200
Descrizione libro New Society Pub. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Good. 0865711828 This book is shelved in the Latin American Studies section of our retail store and may require extra shipping time - Clean unmarked unread paperback with moderate shelfwear to the covers including large and small crease to front cover. Codice libro della libreria Z0865711828Z3
Descrizione libro New Society Pub. Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2740432621
Descrizione libro Schocken, 1961. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Good. First Paperback Edition. Light edge wear. Lightly soiled page edges. Little tea stain lower edge. Unmarked copy. Codice libro della libreria 28452
Descrizione libro New Society Pub, 1990. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0865711828
Descrizione libro New Society, Philadelphia, 1990. Paperback. Condizione libro: VG-. Not ex-lib. Softcover in blue-green illustrated wraps, 8vo. xi + 312pp. Index, glossary, resouce lists. Ilustrations and maps throughout. Notes and references with articles. G+ to VG-. Somewhat stiff binding and wraps with strong reader's creases on spine; binding still strong and tight with all holding fine. Abrasion with surface loss along edges of wraps with central colors and titles strong and clean. Pages clean and unmarked, save for prev. owner's name and impression from former paper clip off upper edge title page. Codice libro della libreria 022706
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Descrizione libro NEW SOCIETY PUBLISHERS. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Used. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 17978086571182201. Codice libro della libreria 17978086571182201
Descrizione libro New Society Pub, Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada, 1990. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 107089
Descrizione libro New Society Pub, U.S.A., 1990. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. In very good, clean, unmarked condition with shelfwear including a small crease on a front corner and a mark from a sticker removal. The editors survey ten Latin American countries confronted by various forms of violence, using a case study approach to support their contention that active nonviolence is a viable alternative to violent change. Size: 6 x 9. Codice libro della libreria 6751-2