Publisher description for Latin America transformed : globalization and modernity / edited by Robert N. Gwynne and Cristobal Kay.


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Now in a second edition, this book explains Latin America's economic, political, social and cultural transformations, its association with globalization and search for modernity, and how these transformations are affecting the people of the region. Using a political economy approach to unravel these concepts, the emphasis is placed on interpreting the macro-level structures that frame the transformations taking place. Updated and revised to include more student friendly features, the authors have substantially rewritten the material, including three new chapters, to examine the challenges facing Latin American in the twenty-first century.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Economic stabilization -- Social aspects -- Latin America.
Latin America -- Social conditions.
Latin America -- Politics and government.