Cultures in Conflict: Social Movements and the State in Peru

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In this vivid ethnography set in contemporary Peru, Susan Stokes provides a compelling analysis of the making and unmaking of class consciousness among the urban poor. Her research strategy is multifaceted; through interviews, participant observation, and survey research she digs deeply into the popular culture of the social activists and shantytown residents she studies. The result is a penetrating look at how social movements evolve, how poor people construct independent political cultures, and how the ideological ...

Cultures in Conflict: Social Movements and the State in Peru 1995, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520200234

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