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Dignity and defiance : stories from Bolivia's challenge to globalization

Author: Jim Shultz; Melissa Draper
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, ©2008.
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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  Read more...
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Dignity and defiance.
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008029117
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Shultz; Melissa Draper
ISBN: 9780520256996 0520256999 9780520256989 0520256980 1282360787 9781282360785 9780520942660 0520942663
OCLC Number: 496961198
Notes: Title from e-book title screen (viewed Dec. 18, 2009).
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.
Responsibility: edited by Jim Shultz and Melissa Crane Draper.

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