- Hardcover: 280 pages
- Publisher: Penn State University Press; 1 edition (August 31, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0271037075
- ISBN-13: 978-0271037073
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,781,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Demanding the Land: Urban Popular Movements in Peru and Ecuador, 1990–2005 1st Edition
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“Dosh is the latest in a long line of scholars who have taken an in-depth look at Lima’s squatter settlements and their internal organizations. What makes Dosh’s book exceptional is his comparative perspective (Quito as well as Lima) and the extraordinary detail that he has captured in his observations and interviews. Add to this his consistent efforts to tie his empirical inquiries to a variety of concerns in political science, and you have a truly significant piece of work.”
—Henry Dietz, University of Texas
“Paul Dosh's study is timely. Its results may imply that significant developments, with regard to both urban-based social movements themselves and the context in which they operate, are presently under way. The author has assembled an impressive array of empirical sources, and the fact that his study is comparative—focusing on Peru as well as Ecuador—will increase its relevance for Latin America as a whole.”
—Gerd Schönwälder, International Development Research Centre
“Demanding the Land is a motivating and important book.”
—Magaly Sanchez, Contemporary Sociology
About the Author
Paul Dosh is Associate Professor of Political Science at Macalester College and Director of Building Dignity, a nonprofit organization focused on grassroots development in Peru.
James Lerager holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California–Berkeley and is Director of the Documentary Photography and Research Project.
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