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Who Can Stop the Drums?: Urban Social Movements in Chávez's Venezuela

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In this vivid ethnography of social movements in the barrios, or poor shantytowns, of Caracas, Sujatha Fernandes reveals a significant dimension of political life in Venezuela since President Hugo Chávez was elected. Fernandes traces the histories of the barrios, from the guerrilla insurgency, movements against displacement, and cultural resistance of the 1960s and 1970s, ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 2nd 2010 by Duke University Press Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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A little too ambitious. I won't comment on the ethnography itself other than to say I think she's dead on about how Venezuela under Chávez was a promising example of substantive but not necessarily procedural change. Three comments about the theoretical chapters:

1. This is not a book about social movements, as the subtitle indicates. A radio station is not a social movement. A neighbourhood association is not a social movement. A musical group is not a social movement. Neither are groups of radi
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