Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Tables and FiguresPrefaceIntroductionPart I: Historical and Theoretical Framework1. Posing the Problem: Rural Union Development under Dictatorship, 1964-19852. Solving the Problem: Explaining Progressive Rural Unionization in the 1964-1985 PeriodPart II: Six Case Studies3. Nazare da Mata, Pernambuco: Birthplace of the CONTAG Line4. Capivari, S'o Paulo: Conservative Unionism of the Juoe Rotta Line5. Porto Nacional, Goias: Frontier Development, Posseiros and Grileiros6. Cangucu, Rio Grande do Sul: Assistencialismo in Theory and Practice7. Mage, Rio de Janeiro: Posseiros of the Urban Periphery8. Santa Cruz Cabralia, Bahia: Union Radicalism on Brazil's First and Last Frontier9. Conclusion: Grassroots Movements Confronting State Apparatuses: Possibilities and Constraints in Comparative PerspectiveAppendix A: Statistical Summary of the Development of the Rural Trade Union Movement in Brazil, 1960-1986Appendix B: Interview with Francisco "Chico" Mendes, Xapuri, Acre, Brazil, November 1988GlossaryNotesBibliographyIndex. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Despite the repressive military dictatorship in Brazil from 1964 to 1985, rural workers' trade unions flourished. During that period, 2,800 trade unions, representing 8 million laborers, were founded. Biorn Maybury-Lewis examines how union leaders carved out a place for themselves in the political order of the country, and how other progressive movements can succeed in comparable situation.
Maybury-Lewis analyzes the institutional and political tools used by rural laborers, and what unionization meant for them. Though traditionally viewed as among the weakest member of society, rural workers proved able to confront, and even use to their benefit, the government's stifling corporatist legislation. They succeeded in asserting themselves as a powerful minority for the first time in Brazilian history, in spite of the military regime's suppressive Institutional Acts that suspended numerous civil and political rights and shut down Congress.
In a period when similar authoritarian regimes in Chile and Argentina crushed social movements, Brazil's rural workers mobilized on behalf of land, salary, and workplace disputes. While facing the potential threat of murder, rape, illegal arrest, kidnapping, slave labor, and other human rights violations, they succeeded by employing what Maybury-Lewis terms "the politics of the possible": the capacity to evaluate and dodge repressive measures, to keep alive the grassroots struggle, and to turn to their advantage institutional rules designed to suppress labor initiatives. Their story contributes to our knowledge of Latin America's contemporary agrarian struggles as well as offering a case study of how social movements can withstand political repression in the most unlikely circumstances.
From the Publisher: How agrarian reform and unionization was achieved despite Brazil's military regime
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