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Blood of the Earth Resource Nationalism, Revolution, and Empire in Bolivia

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ISBN-10: 1477311653

ISBN-13: 9781477311653

Edition: 2017

Authors: Kevin A. Young

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Conflicts over subterranean resources, particularly tin, oil, and natural gas, have driven Bolivian politics for nearly a century. "Resource nationalism"—the conviction that resource wealth should be used for the benefit of the "nation"—has often united otherwise disparate groups, including mineworkers, urban workers, students, war veterans, and middle-class professionals, and propelled an indigenous union leader, Evo Morales, into the presidency in 2006. Blood of the Earth reexamines the Bolivian mobilization around resource nationalism that began in the 1920s, crystallized with the 1952 revolution, and continues into the twenty-first century. Drawing on a wide array of Bolivian and US…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 2/14/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.05" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English