Poor People S Politics: Peronist Survival Networks and the Legacy of Evita

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Januar 2001



Examines how Argentina's urban poor use political networks and informal webs of reciprocal help to solve their everyday survival needs


Javier Auyero is Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Professor of Latin American Sociology at the University of Texas, Austin.


"Other people write about patronage politics as a form of organization, as a scourge to eradicate, or as a necessary evil on the way to full democracy. Javier Auyero writes about it as a raucous, improvised, crucial way of surviving poverty and inequality. Reporting perceptive first-hand observations in playful, energetic prose, Auyero illuminates poor people's politics in Argentina and elsewhere." - Charles Tilly, Columbia University "At the level of most political science literature on urban poverty and clientelism, this work is genuinely pathbreaking. Combining the best of 'thick description' ethnography with a sense of more global processes at work in a society, Auyero uses the most up - to - date analytical frameworks to interrogate an object of study that has rarely - if ever - been so addressed. This is a book to be reckoned with over the next few years and beyond." - Daniel James, author of Dona Maria's Story: Life History, Memory, and Political Identity " ... this book gives valuable insight into how people at the margins of their society survive the current, harsh economic climate of Argentina."--Jrnl of the Royal Anthropological Insitute, June 2002
EAN: 9780822326274
ISBN: 0822326272
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2001
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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