How Difficult It Is to Be God Shining Path's Politics of War in Peru, 1980-1999

ISBN-10: 0299289249
ISBN-13: 9780299289249
Edition: 2012
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Description: The revolutionary war launched by Shining Path, a Maoist insurgency, was the most violent upheaval in modern Peru’s history, claiming some 70,000 lives in the 1980s–1990s and drawing widespread international attention. Yet for many observers,  More...

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 12/19/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 274
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

The revolutionary war launched by Shining Path, a Maoist insurgency, was the most violent upheaval in modern Peru’s history, claiming some 70,000 lives in the 1980s–1990s and drawing widespread international attention. Yet for many observers, Shining Path’s initial successes were a mystery. What explained its cult-like appeal, and what actually happened inside the Andean communities at war?    InHow Difficult It Is to Be GodCarlos Iván Degregori–the world’s leading expert on Shining Path and the intellectual architect for Peru’s highly regarded Truth and Reconciliation Commission–elucidates the movement’s dynamics. An anthropologist who witnessed Shining Path’s recruitment of militants in the 1970s, Degregori grounds his findings in deep research and fieldwork. He explains not only the ideology and culture of revolution among the insurgents, but also their capacity to extend their influence to university youths, Indian communities, and competing social and political movements.    Making Degregori’s most important book available to English-language readers for the first time, this translation includes a new introduction by the editor, historian Steve J. Stern, who analyzes the author’s achievement, why it matters, and the debates it sparked. For anyone interested in Peru and Latin America’s age of “dirty war,” or in the comparative study of revolutions, Maoism, and human rights, this book will provide arresting new insights.

Nancy P. Appelbaum is assistant professor of history at the State University of New York at Binghamton.

List of Illustrations
Translators' Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction. Beyond Orientalism in Twentieth-Century Peru: Carlos Iv�an Degregori and the Shining Path War
The War That Surprised us: Why Shining Path Happened
The Years We Lived in Danger: The Armed Conflict, 1980-1999
How Social Sciences Failed? On the Trail of Shining Path, an Elusive Object of Study
The Maturation of a Cosmocrat and the Construction of a Community of Discourse
Revolution by Handbook: The Expansion of Marxism-Leninism in the Social Sciences and the Origins of Shining Path
Harvesting Storms: Why Shining Path Failed
Youth, Peasants, and Political Violence: Ayacucho, 1980-1983
Harvesting Storms: Peasant Rondas and the Defeat of Shining Path in Ayacucho
How Difficult It Is to Be God: Ideology and Political Violence in Shining Path
Epilogue. Open Wounds and Elusive Rights: Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Notes
References
Index

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