Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela: Alejandro Velasco

Alejandro Velasco’s Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela (2015) uses the Caracas superblock housing complex, known today as 23 de Enero, to analyze Venezuela’s transition from the dictatorship of Marcos Pérez Jiménez in the 1950s to the more-participatory democratic political system of the late-twentieth century, while also shedding light on… Read More Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela: Alejandro Velasco

Indigenous and Afro-Ecuadorians Facing the Twenty-First Century: Marc Becker

A collection of essays on the construction and emergence of ethnic identities in the Ecuadorian Andes, edited by Marc Becker. The authors of the volume examine Afro-Ecuadorians and indigenous communities through the lens of politics, culture, religion, gender, and the environment to better understand the array of social problems facing the country. French sociologist Manuela… Read More Indigenous and Afro-Ecuadorians Facing the Twenty-First Century: Marc Becker