Congratulations to Charmain Levy for her recent publications!

Congratulations to Charmain Levy, ERIGAL professor, for her three recent publications :

- Introduction to "Pink Tides, Right Turns in Latin America" with Manuel Larrabure, special issue of Globalizations, link here

This special issue emerged from the seminar of the same name in which took place at the Université du Québec en Outaouais in Gatineau, Quebec in June 2019. It focused on two interrelated political and economic dynamics currently taking place in Latin America. First, the decline of the wave of Left and Centre-Left governments that emerged in the region in the early 2000s, known as the Pink Tide. Second is the recent emergence of the region’s new right-wing political and social movements, which picked up in intensity and influence around 2015.

- Chapter “Urban Development in the Global South" co written with Alice Moura, PhD student in applied social sciences and member of ERIGAL , link here

The chapter is part of the Essential Guide to Critical Development Studies,  that provides an up-to-date introduction to the field, challenging the dominant discourse on development and its underlying assumptions. Critical development studies exposes the economic, political, social, and environmental crises that characterize the current global capitalist system, proposing instead systemic change and alternative pathways for moving beyond capitalism into a new world of true progress, where economic and social justice and ecological integrity prevail. In this book, the authors challenge neoliberal market-driven development agendas, incorporating analyses of class, gender, race, and the dynamics of unequal capitalist development.

- The book Twenty-First-Century Feminismos, Women's Movements in Latin America and the Caribbean with Simone Bohn, that analyzes the key events and victories that have fuelled women’s movements, advanced feminism, and brought about social change in Latin America and the Caribbean, link here.

The women’s movement is a central, complex, and evolving socio-political actor in any national context. Vital to advancing gender equity and gendered relations in every contemporary society, the organization and mobilization of women into social movements challenges patriarchal values, behaviours, laws, and policies through collective action and contention, radically altering the direction of society over time. Twenty-First-Century Feminismos examines ten case studies from eight different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to better understand the ways in which women’s and feminist movements react to, are shaped by, and advance social change. A closer look at women’s movements in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Haiti, Mexico, and Uruguay uncovers broader recurrent patterns at the regional level, such as the persistence of certain grievances historically harboured by regional movements, the rise in prominence of varying claims, and the emergence of novel organizational structures, repertoires, and mobilization strategies. Dissimilarities among the cases are also brought to light, including the composition of these movements, their success in effecting policy change in specific areas, and the particular conditions that surround their mobilization and struggles.

Twenty-First-Century Feminismos provides a compelling account of the important victories attained by Latin American and Caribbean organized women over the course of the last forty years, as well as the challenges they face in their quest for gender justice.