Bread, Justice, and Liberty: Grassroots Activism and Human Rights in Pinochet's Chile (Critical Human Rights) (Hardcover)

Bread, Justice, and Liberty: Grassroots Activism and Human Rights in Pinochet's Chile (Critical Human Rights) Cover Image
List Price: $79.95
Our Price: $60.00
(Save: $19.95 25%)
On Our Shelves Now
1 on hand, as of Aug 19 6:02pm
(Latin America)


In Santiago's urban shantytowns, a searing history of poverty and Chilean state violence have prompted grassroots resistance movements among the poor and working class from the 1940s to the present. Underscoring this complex continuity, Alison J. Bruey offers a compelling history of the struggle for social justice and democracy during the Pinochet dictatorship and its aftermath.

As Bruey shows, crucial to the popular movement built in the 1970s were the activism of both men and women and the coalition forged by liberation-theology Catholics and Marxist-Left militants. These alliances made possible the mass protests of the 1980s that paved the way for Chile's return to democracy, but the changes fell short of many activists' hopes. Their grassroots demands for human rights encompassed not just an end to state terror but an embrace of economic opportunity and participatory democracy for all.

Deeply grounded by both extensive oral history interviews and archival research, Bread, Justice, and Liberty offers innovative contributions to scholarship on Chilean history, social movements, popular protest and democratization, neoliberal economics, and the Cold War in Latin America.

About the Author

Alison J. Bruey is an associate professor of history at the University of North Florida and the coauthor of Tortura en poblaciones del Gran Santiago (1973–1990).

Product Details
ISBN: 9780299316105
ISBN-10: 0299316106
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication Date: July 17th, 2018
Pages: 328
Language: English
Series: Critical Human Rights
Front facade of University Press Books

From 1974, University Press Books has stoked the blaze of well over ten thousand minds on fire, carrying new scholarship published by the great university presses in the English-speaking world.

Since our founding, we've added quality fiction and creative non-fiction to our selection, without drfiting from our mission to showcase top new texts introduced by university presses.

Order from us. Visit us. Let well-wrought words churn and burn within.