Long Live Atahualpa Indigenous Politics, Justice, and Democracy in the Northern Andes

ISBN-10: 0822351897
ISBN-13: 9780822351894
Edition: 2012
Authors: Emma Cervone
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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 5/7/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Long Live Atahualpais an innovative ethnography examining indigenous political mobilization in the struggle against discrimination in modern Ecuador. Emma Cervone explores the politicization of Indianness—the right of indigenous peoples to self-determination and political participation—through an analysis of Quichua mobilization in the central Andean province of Chimborazo, Ecuador. That mobilization led to the formation of grassroots organizations, such as the Inca Atahualpa. Cervone’s account of the region’s social history since the formation of a rural unionist movement in the 1950s illuminates the complex process that led indigenous activists to forge new alliances with the Catholic Church, NGOs, and regional indigenous organizations. She describes how the Inca Atahualpa contested racial subordination by intervening in matters of resource distribution, justice, and cultural politics. Considering local indigenous politics in relation to indigenous mobilization at the national and the international levels, Cervone discusses how state-led modernization, which began in the 1960s, created political openings by generating new economic formations and social categories.Long Live Atahualpasheds new light on indigenous peoples operating at the crossroads of global capitalism and neoliberal reforms as they redefine historically rooted relationships of subordination.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Redefining Indigenous Politics
The Time of the Lords
Tix�n Becomes Modern
Invisible Victories
When the Hills Turned Red
Words and Scars
Celebrating Diversity
Beyond Recognition
Conclusion
Appendix
Glossary
Acronyms
Notes
References
Index

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