Out of the shadows : political action and the informal economy in Latin America /

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Imprint:University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2006.
Description:280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/5889515
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Other authors / contributors:Fernández-Kelly, Patricia.
Shefner, Jon, 1958-
ISBN:0271027509 (clothbound : alk. paper)
0271027517 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Informal Economy in the Shadow of the State
  • 2. Risk and Regulation in Informal and Illegal Markets
  • 3. Neoliberalism, Markets, and Informal Grassroots Economies
  • 4. Vanishing Assets: Cumulative Disadvantages Among the Urban Poor
  • 5. Female Household Headship, Privation and Power: Challenging the "Feminization of Poverty" Thesis
  • 6. Protest in Contemporary Argentina: A Contentious Repertoire in the Making
  • 7. The Even More Difficult Transition from Clientelism to Citizenship: Lessons from Brazil
  • 8. Informal Politics in the Mexican Democratic Transition: The Case of the People's Urban Movement
  • 9. "Do You Think Democracy Is a Magical Thing?"--From Basic Needs to Democratization in Informal Politics
  • References
  • Index