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Getting Ahead Collectively: Grassroots Experiences in Latin America is a seven-chapter book that first discusses certain types of developmental sequences in Latin America. The emergence of cooperative action and the intangible benefits and costs of cooperatives are then explained. The book also explores the ""intermediate"" organizations that have grown all over Latin America to help low-income people better their condition. The last chapter details the social and political effects of a dense network of grassroots development efforts.
Chapter One Inverted Sequences
Is Security of Title a Precondition for Housing Improvements? Cali (Colombia) vs. Quilmes (Argentina)
Education in Literacy—Prerequisite or Induced? Some Experiences in Colombia
Chapter Two Other Notable Sequences
Inventing a New Linkage: A Microempresa in Santiago de los Caballeros
From Private Cooperation to the Public Arena
From Debt Pooling to Pressure Group: The Tricycle Riders of Santo Domingo
From Sewing to Advocacy: A Women's Academy in Comas (Lima)
Collective Ventures and Private Lives
What Will They Do with Their Free Time? The Dairy Plant in Durazno (Uruguay)
The Effect of Education on Family Ties: A Rural School in Alto Chelle (Chile)
Chapter Three The Emergence of Cooperative Action: outside Aggression
Aggression by Nature: Flooding in Argentina and Erosion in Uruguay
Aggression by Society
Land Swindles: Argentina and Colombia
The State as Aggressor: Argentina and Chile
Chapter Four The Emergence of Cooperative Action: Prior Mobilization
The Principle of Conservation and Mutation of Social Energy
Some Colombian Examples
Extensions of the Principle
Chapter Five Intangible Benefits and Costs of Cooperatives
Benefits (with a Story from Peru's Altiplano)
Digression: Sport and Social Change
Costs (with Stories from the Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Peru)
Chapter Six Organizations Involved in Social Activism
Four Case Studies
Asociación Para la Vivienda Económica (AVE), Córdoba, Argentina
Museo de Aries y Tradiciones Populares, Bogotá, Colombia
Asociación de Promoción y Desarrollo Social (APDES), Comas (Lima), Peru
Instituto de Promoción Económico-Social del Uruguay (IPRU), Montevideo, Uruguay
National and International Aid to the Grassroots: An Interpretation
Chapter Seven What Does it All Add up to?
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- © Pergamon 1984
- 1st January 1984
- eBook ISBN:
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