x

Our Privacy Policy has changed. By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy.

Who Can Stop the Drums? Urban Social Movements in Ch�vez's Venezuela

ISBN-10: 082234677X
ISBN-13: 9780822346777
Edition: 2010
List price: $22.99 Buy it from $12.76
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: In this vivid ethnography of social movements in the barrios, or poor shantytowns, of Caracas, Sujatha Fernandes reveals a significant dimension of political life in Venezuela since President Hugo Chaacute;vez was elected. Fernandes traces the  More...

Used Starting from $18.34
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
SQL Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
MS Excel® 2010 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
MS Word® 2010 Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 4/2/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

In this vivid ethnography of social movements in the barrios, or poor shantytowns, of Caracas, Sujatha Fernandes reveals a significant dimension of political life in Venezuela since President Hugo Chaacute;vez was elected. Fernandes traces the histories of the barrios, from the guerrilla insurgency, movements against displacement, and cultural resistance of the 1960s and 1970s, through the debt crisis of the early 1980s and the neoliberal reforms that followed, to the Chaacute;vez period. She weaves barrio residents' life stories into her account of movements for social and economic justice.Who Can Stop the Drums?demonstrates that the transformations underway in Venezuela are shaped by negotiations between the Chaacute;vez government and social movements with their own forms of historical memory, local organization, and consciousness. Fernandes portrays everyday life and politics in the shantytowns of Caracas through accounts of community-based radio, barrio assemblies, and popular fiestas, and the many interviews she conducted with activists and government officials. Most of the barrio activists she presents are Chaacute;vez supporters. They see the leftist president as someone who understands their precarious lives and has made important changes to the state system to redistribute resources. Yet they must balance receiving state resources, which are necessary to fund their community-based projects, with their desire to retain a sense of agency. Fernandes locates the struggles of the urban poor within Venezuela's transition from neoliberalism to what she calls "post-liberalism." She contends that in contemporary Venezuela we find a hybrid state; while Chavez is actively challenging neoliberalism, the state remains subject to the constraints and logics of global capital.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Individual and Collective Histories
Urban Political Histories
Poverty, Violence, and the Neoliberal Turn
personal Lives
Everday Life and Politic
Culture, Identity, and Urban Movements
Barrio-Based Media and Communications
The Takeover of the Alameda Theater
State-Socity Mediation
The New Coalitional Politics of Social Movements
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×