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Indigenous State : Race, Politics, and Performance in Plurinational Bolivia - (Paperback)

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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

In 2005, Bolivians elected their first indigenous president, Evo Morales. Ushering in a new “democratic cultural revolution,” Morales promised to overturn neoliberalism and inaugurate a new decolonized society. In this perceptive new book, Nancy Postero examines the successes and failures that have followed in the ten years since Morales’s election. While the Morales government has made many changes that have benefited Bolivia’s majority indigenous population, it has also consolidated power and reinforced extractivist development models. In the process, indigeneity has been transformed from a site of emancipatory politics to a site of liberal nation-state building. By carefully tracing the political origins and practices of decolonization among activists, government administrators, and ordinary citizens, Postero makes an important contribution to our understanding of the meaning and impact of Bolivia’s indigenous state.
Number of Pages: 228
Genre: Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Nancy Postero
Language: English
Street Date: May 5, 2017
TCIN: 51991394
UPC: 9780520294035
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-9252
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