Indigenous Women’s Movements in Latin America Gender and Ethnicity in Peru, Mexico, and Bolivia

Politics, Sociology

The Darkest Sides of Politics, I: Postwar Fascism, Covert Operations, and Terrorism (Extremism and Democracy) by Jeffrey M. Bale
European Youth Labour Markets: Problems and Policies By Miguel Ángel Malo
Traditional Magic Spells for Protection and Healing by Claude Lecouteux
Autopsia della buona scuola by Lorenzo Busson
Indigenous Women’s Movements in Latin America: Gender and Ethnicity in Peru, Mexico, and Bolivia by Stéphanie Rousseau

The Darkest Sides of Politics, I: Postwar Fascism, Covert Operations, and Terrorism (Extremism and Democracy) by Jeffrey M. Bale

English | September 4th, 2017 | ASIN: B075CJTN3X, ISBN: 113878561X, 1138785601 | 528 Pages | EPUB | 2.51 MB

This book examines a wide array of phenomena that arguably constitute the most noxious, extreme, terrifying, murderous, secretive, authoritarian, and/or anti-democratic aspects of national and international politics. Scholars should not ignore these “dark sides” of politics, however unpleasant they may be, since they influence thve world in a multitude of harmful ways.
The first volume in this two-volume collection focuses on the history of underground neo-fascist networks in the post-World War II era; neo-fascist paramilitary and terrorist groups operating in Europe and Latin America in the 1960s and 1970s; and the manipulation of those and other terrorist organizations by the security forces of various states, both authoritarian and democratic. A range of global case studies are included, all of which focus on the lesser known activities of certain secular extremist milieus.
This collection should prove to be essential reading for students and researchers interested in understanding seemingly arcane but nonetheless important dimensions of recent historical and contemporary politics.

European Youth Labour Markets: Problems and Policies By Miguel Ángel Malo

English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 259 Pages | ISBN : 3319682210 | 5.63 MB

This timely analysis examines the complex state of youth unemployment across Europe and offers cogent policy suggestions for addressing this longstanding societal problem. The findings reveal numerous national and regional factors affecting youth joblessness—not only market and economic challenges, but also deep sociocultural and political dynamics underlying the situations.
Coverage details how the standard transition from school to work is disrupted in an already depressed adult job market, and compares a wide range of responses in terms of both young people’s educational decision-making and national youth policy. In particular, contributors assess whether the current crop of Youth Guarantee programs can/should be a model for employment policy across the continent.
Among the topics covered:
Youth labour market prospects and recent policy developments.
Youth labour market in Central and Eastern Europe.
Early school dropout in Spain: evolution during the Great Recession.
Overeducation among European university graduates: a constraint or a choice?
Promoting youth employment in Europe: evidence-based policy lessons.
The evaluation of a Finnish youth guarantee: lessons for Europe?
European Youth Labour Markets is of interest to an international audience of economists, sociologists, and leaders in governmental, non-profit, and corporate sectors through its broad and comparative macroeconomic focus and implications for policymaking, research, resource allocation, and policy evaluation.

Traditional Magic Spells for Protection and Healing by Claude Lecouteux

English | November 7th, 2017 | ASIN: B06XS1Z2B7, ISBN: 1620556219 | 342 Pages | EPUB | 40.02 MB

An in-depth collection of ancient spells and magic practices drawn from rare and newly discovered texts
• Presents more than 600 magical prescriptions for healing and protection from both pagan and Christian sources
• Examines the practice of diagnosing illness through magic and explores ancient beliefs about curses and other evil spells and about devils, demons, and ghosts
• Includes spells from the heavily guarded gypsy tradition of magic and healing, drawn from newly discovered materials
Since the beginning of history, people have sought remedies for the many ills that have beset them, from illnesses afflicting the body to threats posed by evil and hostile individuals. In many folk healing and pagan traditions, it was believed that one must gain the assistance of the guardian spirit of a healing plant or substance through prayers or offerings before its chemical properties would be effective. The Church decried these spells and practices as pagan superstition but did not seek to exterminate these beliefs, instead transferring the responsibility for their healing powers to the apostles and saints.

Autopsia della buona scuola by Lorenzo Busson

Italian | 2018 | ISBN: 8875653011 | 26 pages | PDF | 3.33 MB

Indigenous Women’s Movements in Latin America: Gender and Ethnicity in Peru, Mexico, and Bolivia by Stéphanie Rousseau

English | 2016 | ISBN: 1349950629, 9781349950621, B01NBMJODS | 225 Pages | PDF | 1.86 MB

This book presents a comparative analysis of the organizing trajectories of indigenous women’s movements in Peru, Mexico, and Bolivia. The authors’ innovative research reveals how the articulation of gender and ethnicity is central to shape indigenous women’s discourses. It explores the political contexts and internal dynamics of indigenous movements, to show that they created different opportunities for women to organize and voice specific demands. This, in turn, led to various forms of organizational autonomy for women involved in indigenous movements. The trajectories vary from the creation of autonomous spaces within mixed-gender organizations to the creation of independent organizations. Another pattern is that of women’s organizations maintaining an affiliation to a male-dominated mixed-gender organization, or what the authors call “gender parallelism”. This book illustrates how, in the last two decades, indigenous women have challenged various forms of exclusion through different strategies, transforming indigenous movements’ organizations and collective identities.