Dignity and Defiance
Stories from Bolivia's Challenge to Globalization
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ISBN10: 0520256999 ISBN13: 9780520256996 Contributors: Draper, Melissa Crane (Editor) Publisher: Univ of California Pr Published: Jan 7 2009 Pages: 341 Weight: 1.05lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 5.75" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
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.