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E. IV.1. General and Comparative Studies

Agosin, Marjorie, Surviving Beyond Fear: Women, Children and Human Rights, Fredonia NY, White Pine Press, 1993, pp. 217

Collection of essays and documents, including materials on mothers’ resistance in Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

Cammack, Paul ; O'Brien, Philip, Generals in Retreat: The Crisis of Military Rule in Latin America, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1985, pp. 208

Papers from International Conference of Americanists in 1982.

Corradi, Juan E. ; Fagen, Patricia Weiss ; Garreton, Manuel Antonio, Fear at the Edge: State Terror and Resistance in Latin America, Berkeley CA, University of California Press, 1992, pp. 301

Documents impact of state terror on society in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay from 1950s to 1980s, and the emergence of resistance in various sectors.

Dangl, Benjamin, Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America, Oakland CO, AK Press, 2013

Drake, Paul, Labor Movements and Dictatorships: the Southern Cone in Comparative Perspective, Baltimore MD, John Hopkins University Press, 1996, pp. 253

In addition to detailed analysis of Argentine, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay, has comparative discussion with European dictatorships – Greece, Portugal, and Spain.

Lernoux, Penny, Cry of the People: The Struggle for Human Rights in Latin America: The Catholic Church in conflict with US Policy, [1980], Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1982, pp. 535

Includes material on Archbishop Romero.

Loveman, Mara, High-Risk Collective Action: Defending Human Rights in Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina, American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 104, issue 2, 1998, pp. 477-525

McManus, Philip ; Schlabach, Gerald, Relentless Persistence: Nonviolent Action in Latin America, Philadelphia PA, New Society Publishers, 2004, pp. 312

[Individual essays are also cited in sub-sections.]

In the 1980s some groups used the term ‘firmeza permanente’ (in English widely rendered as ‘relentless persistence’) to indicate nonviolence.

Parkman, Patricia, Insurrectionary Civic Strikes in Latin America: 1931-1961, Cambridge MA, Albert Einstein Institution, 1990, pp. 55

See also Parkman, Patricia , Nonviolent Insurrection in El Salvador Tucson, University of Arizona Press, , 1988, pp. 168 .

Perez Esquivel, AdolfoAntoine, Charles, Christ in a Poncho: Testimonies of the Nonviolent Struggle in Latin America, ed. Antoine, Charles, Maryknoll NY, Orbis, 1983, pp. 130

Perez Esquivel, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980, has been a leading SERPAJ activist in Argentina and in Latin America generally.

Postero, Nancy Grey ; Zamosc, Leon, The Struggle for Indigenous Rights in Latin America, Brighton, Sussex Academic Press, 2004, pp. 272

Radcliffe, Sarah ; Westwood, Sallie, Viva: Women and Popular Protest in Latin America, London, Routledge, 1995, pp. 270

Vandon, Henry E. ; Prevost, Gary, The Politics of Latin America: The Power Game, [2002], New York, Oxford University Press, 2007, pp. 116

Zibechi, Raul, Territories in Resistance, Oakland CA, AK Press, 2012, pp. 280

Uruguayan social analyst highlights the potential of autonomous community-based movements, while warning that they face not just repression or NGO-isation, but their liberatory project is in danger from left governments – ‘the most effective agent at disarming the anti-systemic nature of the social movement’.