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Ethnic Entrepreneurs Identity and Development Politics in Latin America

ISBN-10: 0804769346
ISBN-13: 9780804769341
Edition: 2010
Authors: Monica C. DeHart
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Description: Indigenous groups are not often recognized as driving forces in the push for economic development. However, in development efforts across Latin America, governments and corporations have begun to see ethnic cultural difference as an advantage.Ethnic  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 2/2/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Indigenous groups are not often recognized as driving forces in the push for economic development. However, in development efforts across Latin America, governments and corporations have begun to see ethnic cultural difference as an advantage.Ethnic Entrepreneursexplores how diverse groups historically seen as obstacles to development have become valuable to state and regional development initiatives. From collaboration between a Maya organization and Walmart to a UN-sponsored program that recruits diasporic Latinos, states and corporations are pursuing strategies that complement regional neoliberal shifts. This book examines how ethnic difference is produced through development policy, breaking down the micropolitics of identity and development. It uncovers surprising convergences between ethnic community businesses and corporate social responsibility practices and illuminates how formulations of ethnic difference influence not only changing cultural identifications, but also the political and moral projects that shape Latin America.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Emergent Ethnic Landscapes
Pop or Fried Chicken: Redefining Development and Ethnicity
Remapping and Remitting Development
"Hermano Entrepreneur!" Constructing a Latino Diaspora across the Digital Divide
Welcome to Walmart!Corn and the New Community Business Model
Accounting for Development: Debates over Knowledge and Authority
Conclusions
Notes
References
Index

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