Red October : left-indigenous struggles in modern Bolivia

"Bolivia witnessed a left-indigenous insurrectionary cycle between 2000 and 2005 that overthrew two neoliberal presidents and laid the foundation for Evo Morales' successful bid to become the country's first indigenous head of state in 2006. Building on the theoretical traditions of r...

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Main Author: Webber, Jeffery R.
Language:English
Series:Historical materialism book series ; 29.
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Summary:"Bolivia witnessed a left-indigenous insurrectionary cycle between 2000 and 2005 that overthrew two neoliberal presidents and laid the foundation for Evo Morales' successful bid to become the country's first indigenous head of state in 2006. Building on the theoretical traditions of revolutionary Marxism and indigenous liberation, this book provides an analytical framework for understanding the fine-grained sociological and political nuances of twenty-first century Bolivian class-struggle, state-repression, and indigenous resistance, as well the deeply historical roots of today's oppositional traditions. Drawing on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, including more than 80 in-depth interviews with social-movement and trade-union activists, Red October is a ground-breaking intervention in the study of contemporary Bolivia and the wider Latin American turn to the left over the last decade."--Publisher's website.
Physical Description:xxiii, 376 pages ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
ISBN:9789004201552 (hardback : alk. paper)
9004201556 (hardback : alk. paper)