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Title Dignity and defiance : stories from Bolivia's challenge to globalization / edited by Jim Shultz and Melissa Crane Draper
Published Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 341 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction / Melissa Crane Draper and Jim Shultz -- The Cochabamba water revolt and its aftermath / Jim Shultz -- A river turns black : Enron and Shell spread destruction across Bolivia's highlands / Christina Haglund -- Oil and gas : the elusive wealth beneath their feet / Gretchen Gordon and Aaron Luoma -- Lessons in blood and fire : the deadly consequences of IMF economics / Jim Shultz -- Economic strings : the politics of foreign debt / Nick Buxton -- Coca : the leaf at the center of the war on drugs / Caroline S. Conzelman [and others] -- Workers, leaders, and mothers : Bolivian women in a globalizing world / Melissa Crane Draper -- And those who left : portraits of a Bolivian exodus / Lily Whitesell
Summary Dignity and Defiance is a powerful, eyewitness account of Bolivia's decade-long rebellion against globalization imposed from abroad. Based on extensive interviews, this story comes alive with first-person accounts of a massive Enron/Shell oil spill from an elderly woman whose livelihood it threatens, of the young people who stood down a former dictator to take back control of their water, and of Bolivia's dramatic and successful challenge to the policies of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Featuring a substantial introduction, a conclusion, and introductions to each of the c
Notes Title from e-book title screen (viewed Dec. 18, 2009)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Globalization -- Economic aspects -- Bolivia.
Investments, Foreign -- Bolivia.
Bolivia -- Foreign economic relations.
Form Electronic book
Author Draper, Melissa.
Shultz, Jim.
ISBN 0520256980 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520256999 (paper ; alk. paper)
9780520256989 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520256996 (paper ; alk. paper)