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  1. Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia's Challenge to Globalization
    Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia's Challenge to Globalization
    Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia's Challenge to Globalization
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  2. Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia's Challenge to Globalization

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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 chapters, this well-crafted mix of storytelling and analysis is a rich portrait of people calling for global integration to be different than it has been: more fair and more just.

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University of California Press
University of California Press
8 b/w photographs
8 b/w photographs
University of California Press
University of California Press
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Essay collections like this can cover a broad range of topics, because different experts investigate each one. It was very through and really connected the Micro history (Bolivia) with the Macro history (theory of Globalization) in a very helpful way. In the tradition of the new left Draper and Shultz do not write against globalization, but against IMF, USA, and World Bank organized globalization. The book is strongly anti-neoliberal pointing out the faults of the neoliberal model, namely a select few determining the path of a country, which they have no relation to and no thought to the people on the ground. It is a very interesting study using fieldwork, interviews, photographs, correspondences, newspapers, websites, and archives. All and all it is a very good study using a variety of sources and writers to write against the often glorified American Corporation leading the betterment of the periphery.
For anyone interested in going to Bolivia this is a must! Superbly written, with loads of information about current affairs and the background. I could not put it down :)
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