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Evo's Bolivia: Continuity and Change
Evo's Bolivia: Continuity and Change
by Linda C. Farthing
Edition: Paperback
Price: $23.56
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clear, succinct overview of Bolivia's social movements and government, January 31, 2015
Evo's Bolivia is a fantastic source for anyone interested in understanding the Bolivian social movements and present government. It is also a terrific source for understanding how social movements generate, get coopted and then regenerate again vis. left governments, or what the authors call "pink" governments. The authors write in a popular voice, making it accessible to people who don't speak "academeese". keeping the footnotes at the end and raising the individual voices of participants in the struggles, movements and government throughout to help tell the story and raise a range of political voices and perspectives. These strong features made this book particularly effective. This brief volume gives the reader the overview and perspective to visit Bolivia and understand what they are experiencing. It is also a great introduction to jump into the rich literature on Bolivia at much greater length for students and scholars alike They manage to say all the most important things in accessible and succinct readable prose. Bravo!.

Free for All: Fixing School Food in America (California Studies in Food and Culture)
Free for All: Fixing School Food in America (California Studies in Food and Culture)
by Janet Poppendieck
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $42.28
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Info on What and How to Change School Food in America, December 30, 2009
Free For All: Fixing School Food in America, is a fabulous guide to the intricacies of School Food change. It's a must-read for those interested in how the system came to be so convoluted but unlike many similar books this one is loaded with examples of how ordinary people have organized to improve school food. Poppendieck believes that the time to transform School Food is now--it's the moment in which education and health are joined in the public eye. She also shows how environmental activists determined to slow global warming can accomplish all of the above by signing on to the now-vibrant School Food reform movement. Well-written, easy to read, very thoughtful book.

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