Sonia E. Alvarez is Leonard J. Horwitz Professor of Latin American Politics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Jeffrey W. Rubin is Associate Professor of History at Boston University.
Millie Thayer is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Gianpaolo Baiocchi is Associate Professor of Individualized Studies and Sociology at New York University.
Agustín Laó-Montes is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Arturo Escobar is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Foreword / Arturo Escobar ix
Preface and Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction. Interrogating the Civil Society Agenda, Reassessing Uncivic Political Activism / Sonia E. Alvarez, Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Agustín Laó-Montes, Jeffrey W. Rubin, and Millie Thayer 1
Part I. Interrogating the Civil Society Agenda: Reflections on Brazil
1. A Century of Councils: Participatory Budgeting and the Long History of Participation in Brazil / Gianpaolo Baiocchi 27
2. Civil Society in Brazil: From State Autonomy to Political Interdependency / Leonardo Avritzer 45
3. The Making and Unmaking of a New Democratic Space / Andrea Cornwall 63
4. Uncivil Subjects, Uncivil Women: Civic Participation, Ambivalence, and Political Subjectivity among Grassroots Community Leaders in Porto Alegre, Brazil / Benjamin Junge 81
Part II. Mapping Movement Fileds
5. Mapping the Field of Afro-Latin American Politics: In and Out of the Civil Society Agenda / Agustín Laó-Montes 103
6. Social Movement Demands in Argentina and the Constitution of a "Feminist People" / Graciela Di Marco 122
7. Politics by Other Means: Resistance to Neoliberal Politics / Graciela Monteagudo 141
8. The "Gray Zone" Between Movements and Markets: Brazilian Feminists and the International Aid Chain / Millie Thayer 156
Part III. The Nexus of Civic and Uncivic Politics
9. "This is No Longer a Democracy . . .": Thoughts on the Local Referendums on Mining on Peru's Northern Frontier / Raphael Hoetmer 179
10. From Afro-Colombians to Afro-Descendants: The Trajectory of Black Social Movements in Colombia, 1990–2010 / Kiran Asher 199
11. In the Streets and in the Institutions: Movements-in-Democracy and the Rural Women's Movement in Rio Grande Do Sol / Jeffrey W. Rubin 219
12. Refounding the Political: The Struggle for Provincialization in Santa Elena, Ecuador / Amaliea Pallares 238
Part IV. Movements, Regimes, and Refoundations
13. The Counterpoint Between Contention and Civic Collective Action in Venezuela's Recent Democracy / Margarita López Maya and Luis E. Lander 261
14. Brazil: Back to the Streets? / Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ana Claudia Teixeira 282
15.Monuments of (De) Colonization: Violence, Democracy, and Gray Zones in Bolivia after January 11, 2007 / José Antonio Lucero 296
16 Beyond the Civil Society Agenda? Participation and Practices of Governance, Governability, and Governmentality in Latin America / Sonia E. Alvarez 316
Conclusion. Uncontained Activism / Millie Thayer and Jeffrey W. Rubin 331