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Author Maybury-Lewis, Biorn.

Title The politics of the possible : the Brazilian rural workers' trade union movement, 1964-1985 / Biorn Maybury-Lewis.

Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1994.


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 UniM Store  331.88130981 MAYB GD16    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 297 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-288) and index.
Contents 1. Posing the Problem: Rural Union Development under Dictatorship, 1964-1985 -- 2. Solving the Problem: Explaining Progressive Rural Unionization in the 1964-1985 Period -- 3. Nazare da Mata, Pernambuco: Birthplace of the CONTAG Line -- 4. Capivari, Sao Paulo: Conservative Unionism of the Jose Rotta Line -- 5. Porto Nacional, Goias: Frontier Development, Posseiros, and Grileiros -- 6. Cangucu, Rio Grande do Sul: Assistencialismo in Theory and Practice -- 7. Mage, Rio de Janeiro: Posseiros of the Urban Periphery -- 8. Santa Cruz Cabralia, Bahia: Union Radicalism on Brazil's First and Last Frontier -- 9. Grassroots Movements Confronting State Apparatuses: Possibilities and Constraints in Comparative Perspective -- App. A: Statistical Summary of the Development of the Rural Trade Union Movement in Brazil, 1960-1986 -- App. B: Interview with Francisco "Chico" Mendes, Xapuri, Acre, Brazil, November 1988.
Subject Agricultural laborers -- Labor unions -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century.
Agricultural laborers -- Labor unions -- Brazil -- Case studies.
ISBN 1566391660 (alk. paper)
1566391679 (paperback: alk. paper)