Book: Demanding the Land

Why do some shantytown neighborhoods founded through illegal land invasions succeed and thrive, while others collapse? The research project that helped draw together the Building Dignity team, has been published as Demanding the Land: Urban Popular Movements in Peru and Ecuador, 1990-2005 (Penn State University Press), written by Paul Dosh, and with over 30 photographs by James Lerager. All author royalties go directly to the Center for Development with Dignity. Read a sample chapter. Order a copy from Penn State or Amazon. You can also view over 100 captioned photos from this project at Web Photo Essay.