Culture, structure, and resource mobilization: A case study of the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra in Ceara, Brazil

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Title:
Culture, structure, and resource mobilization: A case study of the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra in Ceara, Brazil
Author:
Kwader, Tiffany Marie
Issue Date:
1999
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Culture, structure, and means of resource mobilization are examined in the context of the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra in Ceara, Brazil. Specifically, this study reviews the structure of the movement, how it creates a rural, landless worker culture, and its mobilization techniques. Using various theoretical paradigms, the concept of populism, which sees the use of culture as a means to build power to gain recognition, legitimacy, and support, is adapted to this case study. To illustrate this concept, information derives from personal interviews, speeches, mass printed media by the movement and the Brazilian government, and theorists who provide a framework that dissects the movement, illustrates its structural-cultural base, and constructs an interpretation in terms of social movement theory. These factors of analysis provide an innovative approach to linking culture analysis with social movement theory, primarily facets of structure and resource mobilization.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Anthropology, Cultural.; History, Latin American.; Sociology, Social Structure and Development.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Latin American Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Lockhart, Melissa Fitch

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleCulture, structure, and resource mobilization: A case study of the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra in Ceara, Brazilen_US
dc.creatorKwader, Tiffany Marieen_US
dc.contributor.authorKwader, Tiffany Marieen_US
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractCulture, structure, and means of resource mobilization are examined in the context of the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra in Ceara, Brazil. Specifically, this study reviews the structure of the movement, how it creates a rural, landless worker culture, and its mobilization techniques. Using various theoretical paradigms, the concept of populism, which sees the use of culture as a means to build power to gain recognition, legitimacy, and support, is adapted to this case study. To illustrate this concept, information derives from personal interviews, speeches, mass printed media by the movement and the Brazilian government, and theorists who provide a framework that dissects the movement, illustrates its structural-cultural base, and constructs an interpretation in terms of social movement theory. These factors of analysis provide an innovative approach to linking culture analysis with social movement theory, primarily facets of structure and resource mobilization.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAnthropology, Cultural.en_US
dc.subjectHistory, Latin American.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Social Structure and Development.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLatin American Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLockhart, Melissa Fitchen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1398040en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b4027486xen_US
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