Poor People s Politics

DIVExamines how Argentina's urban poor use political networks and informal webs of reciprocal help to solve their everyday survival needs/div "At the level of most political science literature on urban poverty and clientelism, this work is ...

Author: Javier Auyero

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822326213

Category: History

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

Poor People s Politics

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Poor People s Politics

Peronist Survival Networks and the Legacy of Evita Javier Auyero. in The Bluest Eye ( , ). A ''good enough ethnography'' (Scheper- Hughes , ) will shed some light on the hows of problem solving through personalized ...

Author: Javier Auyero

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822380047

Category: History

Page: 272

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“Political clientelism” is a term used to characterize the contemporary relationships between political elites and the poor in Latin America in which goods and services are traded for political favors. Javier Auyero critically deploys the notion in Poor People’s Politics to analyze the political practices of the Peronist Party among shantytown dwellers in contemporary Argentina. Looking closely at the slum-dwellers’ informal problem-solving networks, which are necessary for material survival, and the different meanings of Peronism within these networks, Auyero presents the first ethnography of urban clientelism ever carried out in Argentina. Revealing a deep familiarity with the lives of the urban poor in Villa Paraíso, a stigmatized and destitute shantytown of Buenos Aires, Auyero demonstrates the ways in which local politicians present their vital favors to the poor and how the poor perceive and evaluate these favors. Having penetrated the networks, he describes how they are structured, what is traded, and the particular way in which women facilitate these transactions. Moreover, Auyero proposes that the act of granting favors or giving food in return for votes gives the politicians’ acts a performative and symbolic meaning that flavors the relation between problem-solver and problem-holder, while also creating quite different versions of contemporary Peronism. Along the way, Auyero is careful to situate the emergence and consolidation of clientelism in historic, cultural, and economic contexts. Poor People’s Politics reexamines the relationship between politics and the destitute in Latin America, showing how deeply embedded politics are in the lives of those who do not mobilize in the usual sense of the word but who are far from passive. It will appeal to a wide range of students and scholars of Latin American studies, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, and cultural studies.

History Repeating

It took a long time to get such a sophisticated network of machine politics up and running, but by the midterm ... of machine politics is from: Javier Auyero, Poor People's Politics: Peronist Survival Networks and the Legacy of Evita, ...

Author: Sam Wilkin

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781782834106

Category: History

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Most of the time, politics is boring. In most countries, the Average Joe rules. Extremists of the left and right can gnash their teeth but serious politicians know they desert the centre ground at their peril. It's the iron law of electoral politics. That is, in normal times. What about times when the centre can't hold, when the extremists take back control and set about making their country great again? At such moments, the best guide to the future is the past. Political chaos might be scary but it isn't all that chaotic. In fact, as risk analyst Sam Wilkin reveals in History Repeating, it has hidden rules. Beneath the noise and confusion of history, from Lenin and Khomeini to Trump and Brexit, there are patterns. The same drama plays out again and again, with minor variations. It isn't the story you think you know. It contains surprises and profound mysteries. But once you have seen the inner logic of the past century's political disasters, you might just be ready to face the interesting times to come.

Surviving Dictatorship

The Urban Poor in Nigeria. Eds. P. Kofo Makinwa and A.O. Ozo. Ibadan: Evans Brothers, 1987. 109–127. Auyero, Javier. Poor People's Politics. Peronist Survival Networks and the Legacy of Evita. Durham and London: Duke University Press, ...

Author: Jacqueline Adams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415998048

Category: History

Page: 302

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Written as a book for undergraduate students as well as scholars, Surviving Dictatorship is a work of visual sociology and oral history, and a case study that communicates the lived experience of poverty, repression, and resistance in an authoritarian society: Pinochetâe(tm)s Chile. It focuses on shantytown women, examining how they join groups to cope with exacerbated impoverishment and targeted repression, and how this leads them into very varied forms of resistance aimed at self-protection, community-building, and mounting an offensive. Drawing on a visual database of shantytown photographs, art, posters, flyers, and bulletins, as well as on interviews, photo elicitation, and archival research, the book is an example of how multiple methods might be successfully employed to examine dictatorship from the perspective of some of the least powerful members of society. It is ideal for courses in social inequalities, poverty, race/class/gender, political sociology, global studies, urban studies, womenâe(tm)s studies, human rights, oral history, and qualitative methods.

Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty first Century

Poor People's Politics: Peronist Survival Networks and the Legacy of Evita. Durham: Duke University Press. . 2001a. “Glocal riots.” International Sociology 16(1): 33—54. —. 2001b. “Life in the picket line: Biography and protest in the ...

Author: Richard Stahler-Sholk

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781461601906

Category: Political Science

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When elected civilians replaced military authoritarian regimes in Latin America in the 1980s, democracy seemed at hand. Yet those nominally democratic regimes implemented widely unpopular neoliberal policies, opening the economies to global market forces with devastating impact on the poor. This clearly written and comprehensive text examines the uprising of politically and economically marginalized groups in Latin American societies. Specialists in a broad range of disciplines interpret the new wave of social movements, including movements in Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, and Argentina, the Vía Campesina global peasant network, and Mesoamerican coalitions against regional free trade agreements. This volume assembles original research from a variety of case studies in a student-friendly format. Section introductions help students contextualize the essays, highlighting social movement origins, strategies, and outcomes. Thematic sections address historical context, political economy, community-building and consciousness, ethnicity and race, gender, movement strategies, and transnational organizing, making this book useful to anyone studying the wide range of social movements in Latin America. Contributions by: Isabella Alcañiz, Marc Becker, Kwame Dixon, Judith Adler Hellman, Daniela Issa, Glen David Kuecker, María Elena Martínez-Torres, Mariana Mora, Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, Peter M. Rosset, Melissa Scheier, Verónica Schild, David Slater, Rose J. Spalding, Susan Spronk, Richard Stahler-Sholk, Joanna Swanger, Alicia C. S. Swords, Harry E. Vanden, Roberta Villalón, and Jeffery R. Webber

Populism Around the World

Poor people's politics. Peronist survival networks and the legacy of Evita. Durham: Duke University Press. Barr, R. (2009). Populists, outsiders and anti-establishment politics. Party Politica, 15(1), 29–48. Biglieri, P. (2010).

Author: Daniel Stockemer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319967585

Category: Political Science

Page: 139

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This book provides a global overview of populist actors and strategies around the globe from a comparative perspective. By presenting six country studies on the United States, France, Poland, Turkey, the Philippines and Argentina, the contributors analyze how parties from both the radical left and right use a populist discourse combining people-centrism, anti-elitism, and the exclusion of certain population cohorts from the national community. They illustrate how populist actors mobilize and persuade citizens by using simple and slogan-based language and charismatic leadership while offering simple solutions to complex problems. Each case study describes the history of populism in the respective country, current populist actors, the strategies these parties and movements employ, and how successful these tactics are within the population. These case studies are embedded within two theoretical chapters that link the cases to the theoretical and empirical literature on populism. This timely book will appeal to anyone interested in understanding the current enormous appeal of populist movements around the globe.

Latin America since Independence

Fatherland, and of my people, I hereby state that this decision arises from the very core of my conscience, and thus, it is utterly free and carries the ... Poor People's Politics: Peronist Survival Networks and the Legacy of Evita.

Author: Alexander Dawson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135010379

Category: History

Page: 420

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What is Latin America, after all? While histories of the "other" Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption that our efforts to imagine a common past for nearly thirty countries are deeply problematic. Without losing sight of chronology or regional trends, this text offers glimpses of the Latin American past through carefully selected stories. Each chapter introduces students to a specific historical issue, which in turn raises questions about the history of the Americas as a whole. Key themes include: Race and Citizenship Inequality and Economic Development Politics and Rights Social and Cultural Movements Globalization Violence and Civil Society The short, thematic chapters are bolstered by the inclusion of relevant primary documents – many translated for the first time – including advertisements and posters, song lyrics, political speeches, government documents, and more. Each chapter also includes timelines highlighting important dates and suggestions for further reading. Richly informative and highly readable, Latin America since Independence provides compelling accounts of this region’s past and present. This second edition brings the story up to the present, with revised chapters, new primary documents and images, and a new ‘At A Glance’ feature that uses a selection of maps and tables to illuminate key issues like the economy, the environment, and demographics. For additional information and classroom resources please visit the Latin America since Independence companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/dawson.

Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean

Poor People's Politics. Peronist Survival Networks and the Legacy of Evita. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 2000. “The Logic of Clientelism in Argentina: An Ethnographic Account.” Latin American Research Review 35(3): 55–81. 1999a.

Author: Tina Hilgers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107193178

Category: Political Science

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Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean is no longer perpetrated primarily by states against their citizens, but by a variety of state and non-state actors struggling to control resources, territories, and populations. This book examines violence at the subnational level to illuminate how practices of violence are embedded within subnational configurations of space and clientelistic networks. In societies shaped by centuries of violence and exclusion, inequality and marginalization prevail at the same time that democratization and neoliberalism have decentralized power to regional and local levels, where democratic and authoritarian practices coexist. Within subnational arenas, unique configurations - of historical legacies, economic structures, identities, institutions, actors, and clientelistic networks - result in particular patterns of violence and vulnerability that are often strikingly different from what is portrayed by aggregate national-level statistics. The chapters of this book examine critical cases from across the region, drawing on new primary data collected in the field to analyze how a range of political actors and institutions shape people's lives and to connect structural and physical forms of violence.

Votes for Survival

1999. From the Client's Point of View: How Poor People Perceive and Evaluate Political Clientelism. Theory and Society, 28, 297–224. Auyero, Javier. 2000a. Poor People's Politics: Peronist Survival Networks and the Legacy of Evita.

Author: Simeon Nichter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108428361

Category: Political Science

Page: 302

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Explores the critical role citizens play in sustaining clientelism, despite threats of structural changes, institutional reforms, legal enforcement and partisan strategies.