Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia's Challenge to Globalization (Paperback)
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Short Description for Dignity and Defiance Features an account of Bolivia's decade-long rebellion against globalization imposed from abroad. This work offers accounts of a massive Enron/Shell oil spill from an elderly woman whose livelihood it threatens, and of Bolivia's challenge to the policies of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
- Published: 07 January 2009
- Format: Paperback 352 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780520256996 ISBN 10: 0520256999
- Sales rank: 763,320
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"Dignity and Defiance" is a powerful, eyewitness account of Bolivia's decade-long rebellion against globalization imposed from abroad. Based on extensive interviews, this story comes alive with first-person accounts of a massive Enron/Shell oil spill from an elderly woman whose livelihood it threatens, of the young people who stood down a former dictator to take back control of their water, and of Bolivia's dramatic and successful challenge to the policies of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Featuring a substantial introduction, a conclusion, and introductions to each of the chapters, this well-crafted mix of storytelling and analysis is a rich portrait of people calling for global integration to be different than it has been: more fair and more just.