Red October: Left-Indigenous Struggles in Modern Bolivia
Bolivia witnessed a left-indigenous insurrectionary cycle between 2000 and 2005 that overthrew two neoliberal presidents and laid the foundation for Evo Morales successful bid to become the country s first indigenous head of state in 2006. Building on the theoretical traditions of revolutionary Marxism and indigenous liberation, this book provides an analytical framework for understanding the fine-grained sociological and political nuances of twenty-first century Bolivian class-struggle, state-repression, and indigenous resistance, as well the deeply historical roots of today s oppositional traditions. Drawing on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, including more than 80 in-depth interviews with social-movement and trade-union activists, Red October is a ground-breaking intervention in the study of contemporary Bolivia and the wider Latin American turn to the left over the last decade.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Chapter One Politics of Indigenous Resistance and ClassStruggle
Chapter Two Indigenous Insurgency WorkingClass Struggle and Popular Cultures of Resistance and Opposition 17811964
Chapter Three Authoritarianism Democracy and Popular Struggle 196485
Chapter Four Neoliberal CounterRevolution 19852000
Chapter Five LeftIndigenous Insurrectionary Cycle 20003
LeftIndigenous and EasternBourgeois Blocs in the Second GasWar of May and June 2005
Other editions - View all
activists Albó alteńo altiplano Alto’s assembly ayllus Aymara Bánzer Barrientos Bolivian capitalism capitalist Carlos Mesa cent Chaco War Chapare Chávez Choque cocaleros Cochabamba combined-oppositional consciousness communities Congress Coordinadora COR-El Alto countryside CSUTCB cultures of resistance democracy Dunkerley 1984 economic El Alto Evo Morales Federación Federation FEJUVE-El Alto Felipe Quispe forces formal FSTMB García Linera Gas-War historical ideological important indigenous liberation indigenous movements indigenous peasantry indigenous-peasant infrastructure of class-struggle insurrection katarista La Paz La Prensa La Razón labour-movement Latin America left-indigenous bloc Mamani Ramírez Marxist military miners mining mobilisations Movimiento nationalisation neighbourhood-councils neoliberal October organised Oruro party peasants political popular cultures Prensa President privatisation protesters Quechua Quispe racialised radical Razón régime region repression resistance and opposition revolution revolutionary rural Sánchez de Lozada Santa Cruz sectors social movements social-movement unionism socialist state-repression struggle tion Trabajadores traditions transnational Tupaj Katari urban Water-War workers working-class