New social movements, structural change, and the urban poor : lessons from Mexico and Brazil

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dc.contributor.advisor O'Malley, Anthony, 1947-
dc.coverage.spatial Latin America
dc.creator Anderson, Corwin J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:04Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:04Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.other HN110.5 A8 A53 2002
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22434
dc.description 141 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 136-141).
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the viability of New Social Movements in Latin America to effectively address the structural issues of urban poverty within the contexts of Mexico and Brazil. It begins by exploring the theoretical issues surrounding New Social Movements; the distinctions between protest, political integration, and poverty alleviation from a variety of perspectives; and the impact of liberation theology throughout the region. A number of New Social Movements are analyzed, primarily through a Mexican case study, and discussed within the context of World Systems Theory. The conclusions suggest that unless New Social Movements in the region consider urban poverty as a derivative of the structural oppression of peripheral societies within the global system, they will be unable to properly articulate their demands for a more just and equitable society.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HN110.5.A8
dc.subject.lcsh Social movements -- Latin America
dc.subject.lcsh Urban poor -- Latin America
dc.subject.lcsh Latin America -- Economic conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Latin America -- Social conditions
dc.title New social movements, structural change, and the urban poor : lessons from Mexico and Brazil
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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