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Marketing Democracy: Power & Social Movements in Post-Dict

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Publisher Comments:

"This will be an important book, and a powerful exemplar for the growing numbers of anthropologists who seek to place such things as democracy, citizenship, and neoliberalism under an ethnographic lens."—James Ferguson, author of Expectations of Modernity: Myths and Meanings of Urban Life on the Zambin Copperbelt

"In joining activism and fine ethnography, Paley enables us to appreciate the profound complexity of the links between civil society and public institutions. Chakrabarty's assessment of "the undemocratic foundations of 'democracy'" becomes a fine analytic tool as it is refracted in the words of the women of Población La Bandera."—Charles Briggs, author of Learning How to Ask

"Paley has produced an insightful and fascinating exploration of the shifting meanings of democracy for the Chilean state and for shantytown activists across the Pinochet dictatorship and through the contradictory democratic politics of the 1990s. The marketing of democracy is a highly relevant issue for societies and states throughout the world."—Kay Warren, author of Indigenous Movements and Their Critics: Pan-Maya Activism in Guatemala

"An important challenge to Polyanna conventional wisdoms about democratic transitions and neo-liberal miracles in Chile and its neighbors."—Peter Winn, author of Weavers of Revolution

"This is anthropology as the observation of and involvement in, the new, participatory politics of the previously excluded."—Sally Falk Moore, author of Law as Process

Synopsis:

Amid protests against the Pinochet regime, a group of población(shantytown) residents came together in 1984 to challenge poor health care in their community and to denounce military rule. How did their organization respond seven years later when Chile's transition to democracy brought an end to dictatorship but no clear solution to ongoing health problems? Marketing Democracy shows how the exercise of power and the strategies of social movements transformed with the transition from a military to an elected-civilian regime in Chile. The term "marketing democracy" refers first to how contemporary democracies are shaped by transnational market forces, and second to how politicians have promoted democracy with the twin goals of attracting foreign capital and diminishing social movements.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-244) and index.

About the Author

Julia Paley is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Prologue

Introduction

La Bandera in the Social Imaginary

PART ONE: History of Collective Action

1. The Founding of the Población

2. Military Rule

3. Transition to Democracy

PART TWO: Ethnography of Democracy

4. Marketing Democracy

5. The Paradox of Participation

6. Legitimation of Knowledge

Epilogue

Appendix. Health Group's Ethnography

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520227682
Author:
Paley, Julia
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Health Care Issues
Subject:
Government (non-U.S.)
Subject:
Power (Social sciences)
Subject:
Chile
Subject:
Social movements
Subject:
Power
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Government - Comparative
Subject:
Chile Politics and government 1988-
Subject:
Democracy -- Chile.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 illustrations, 1 table
Pages:
273
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.75 in 13 oz

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Amid protests against the Pinochet regime, a group of población(shantytown) residents came together in 1984 to challenge poor health care in their community and to denounce military rule. How did their organization respond seven years later when Chile's transition to democracy brought an end to dictatorship but no clear solution to ongoing health problems? Marketing Democracy shows how the exercise of power and the strategies of social movements transformed with the transition from a military to an elected-civilian regime in Chile. The term "marketing democracy" refers first to how contemporary democracies are shaped by transnational market forces, and second to how politicians have promoted democracy with the twin goals of attracting foreign capital and diminishing social movements.
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