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Capitalist Democracy & Resistance: Contextualizing Honduran Counter-hegemony.

Show simple item record Balzano, James 2017-04-13T11:22:53Z 2017-04-13T11:22:53Z 2013-05-02
dc.description.abstract In this thesis, I evaluate the National Front of Popular Resistance (FNRP) in Honduras as a counterhegemonic movement. In order to do so, it is necessary to contextualize the political-economic history of the territory that has come to define the material basis from which modem Hondurans derive their ideological and material actuality. As one will see through the regional Honduran context, separating political sociological analysis from capitalism and the material basis from which ideas and institutions are constituted by and through can offer only partial analysis. Thus, I reject conventional political sociological theories such as "political opportunity theory" and "new social movement theory" on the grounds that social movements that seek to alter the social system in which they operate cannot be adequately understood without referring to the material and historical underpinnings that have contributed to and continue to shape their existence. In lieu of conventional theories, I offer that a neo-Gramscian understanding of counter-hegemony more accurately explains the current resistance movement in Honduras, and may be more useful in elucidating the alternative developments in progressive Latin American societies. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher ADA University en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Honduras. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Honduras--Social conditions. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Honduras--Political conditions. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Honduras--Economic conditions. en_US
dc.title Capitalist Democracy & Resistance: Contextualizing Honduran Counter-hegemony. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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